Orca Bean Chili

By: Cassidy Stockton | December 2 2014
If I ever see a turkey sandwich again it will be too soon. That's why I'm so glad to have this chili recipe up my sleeve, and you will be, too. Orca beans are a very new product for us and we couldn't be more excited. These beauties (named for their black and white color) are about the size of a black bean and have a creamy texture. Unlike many heirloom beans, these hold their color after cooking, making them a remarkable addition to any dish. These beans are grown in Moses Lake, Washington exclusively for Bob's Red Mill. Orca Bean Chili | Bob's Red Mill

Orca Bean Chili

A flavorful chili with a slight kick, serve this with fresh cornbread and a sprinkling of cheddar cheese.  Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time:  60-90 minutes | Yield: 4-8 servings
  • 1 1/2 cups Bob’s Red Mill Orca Beans
  • 7 cups Vegetable Broth and/or Water
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped Yellow Onion (1 large)
  • 3/4 cup chopped Poblano Peppers (2 medium)
  • 2 Tbsp minced Jalapeno (1 medium)
  • 2 Tbsp minced Garlic
  • 2 tsp dried Cumin
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried Coriander
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp dried Oregano
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 cup fresh Lime Juice (from 1 lime)
Step 1 Sort and rinse Bob’s Red Mill Orca Beans and place in a large soup pot with vegetable broth and/or water. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and let simmer until just soft, about 45 minutes. Step 2 When beans have slightly softened, add the onion, poblanos, jalapeno, garlic, dried herbs and spices, and salt. Continue to simmer on medium-low until the beans have fully softened, another 15-30 minutes. Step 3 Add fresh lime juice just before serving.


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  2. angela
    I make this recipe every New Year as a Hoppin' John substitute. I make the recipe exactly as written but add a 1/4-1/2 slice of cubed Virginia ham. Leftovers, if there are any, can be frozen. Thank you for this delicious recipe!

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