Notes: Katharine Kagel of Cafe Pasqual's in Santa Fe created this recipe.

Katharine Kagel, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Recipe by Sunset March 1997


Recipe Summary

Makes 7 cups, 8 servings


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Instructions Checklist
  • Sort beans for debris, then rinse. Bring beans and 2 quarts water to a boil over high heat in a 5- to 6-quart pan. Cover, boil for 2 minutes, and remove from heat. Beans are ready to cook after soaking for 2 hours, but are more digestible after 4 hours. Drain and rinse beans.

  • In a 6- to 8-quart pan, bring 2 quarts water, beans, 1 1/2 cups chopped onions, and garlic to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 40 minutes. Add 1 teaspoon salt and simmer until beans are just tender to bite, 30 to 40 minutes longer.

  • Drain beans and let cool in a bowl. Gently mix in remaining 1/2 cup chopped onion, parsley, oil, lemon juice, and pepper. Garnish with onion slices, and orange, lemon, and lime peels. Spoon over orange slices. Add salt to taste.


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Nutrition Facts

289 calories; calories from fat 24%; protein 13g; fat 7.6g; saturated fat 1g; carbohydrates 45g; fiber 8.2g; sodium 292mg.