Heirloom Gardener: Different Types of Beans with Three Sisters Mash Recipe

Learn about different types of beans and its role in Native American cuisine. Recipe from The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen.

The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen (Sean Sherman)The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen (University of Minnesota Press, 2017), by Sean Sherman and Beth Dooley introduces readers to modern cuisine of the Dakota and Minnesota territories. The book shares award-winning recipes that embrace locally sourced and seasonal, "clean" ingredients. The following excerpt is from Chapter 1, "Fields and Gardens."

Dried beans are the backbone of Native cuisine. High in protein, they add body and substance to soups, stews, and salads. When pureed, they become a soft dough for fritters, burgers, and croquettes. Here's a quick look at just a few of the different varieties.

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Published in: Heirloom Gardener