Many people do not know that Anasazi beans are one of the oldest staple foods of the native Indians of the Southwest. It has a high nutritive value, being full of proteins, calcium and fiber. Because they happen to have these valuable nutrients in them, they should be a necessary and integral part of your diet.
You do not have to soak the Anasazi beans for a long time before you cook them, so that is why they happen to be the best easy to add addition to burritos, soups, chilli, stews, and anything else you want to add them to.
It is very easy to cook them because they take less time to cook than pinto beans. They are also sweeter, easier to digest and of course tastier.
It takes nearly 40 minutes to a Pinto Bean dish but Anasazi beans can be cooked between 25 to 30 minutes. And prolonged cooking does not diminish their nutrient value, which is sometime destroyed by excessive cooking.
Anasazi beans are easily available at retailers, and in food stores. An online search can also show you where, you can get Anasazi beans easily.
Anasazi beans can be cooked very easily.
Wash them and soak them. You do not need to soak them overnight, but if you want to, you can, to lessen the cooking time even more.
Put them on to the boil in salted water, and cook them with the lid on.
When they have been cooked enough to get soft, remove them and add them to any food dish you want to.
You can also ear them on their own, if you want to and like spicy food by frying them in a paste made of ginger, garlic, tomatoes, and spices of your choice, paprika and onions.
Fry the paste until it is completely brown.
Put the Anasazi beans into the paste and then fry them on low heat for 10 minutes.
Then put in a little water and cook to make gravy.
This dish can be eaten with boiled rice, or tacos, if you want to.