Black Turtle Beans
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Black Turtle Beans From Barry Farm Foods


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List of Ingredients

Beans, black turtle, raw

Black turtle beans are also known as black Spanish beans, Tampico beans and Venezuelan beans.  

These black beans are traditionally used in Mexican and Latin American recipes.  

These are not the beans used in oriental recipes (see Black soybeans).



2 C. Black Turtle Beans *
6 C. water 
2 cloves garlic crushed 
1 onion studded with 10 cloves 
2 onions chopped 
1 green pepper chopped 
6 tomatoes, chopped
1 bunch chopped scallions
1 dash Tabasco
1/2 onion chopped
1 clove garlic crushed
1 T lemon juice
Combine beans, water, garlic, studded onion, 2 chopped onion and green pepper and bring to boil.

Reduce heat and simmer 2 hours.
Mix together remaining ingredients to make salsa and set in frig to chill 2 hours.
Remove beans mix and discard clove studded onion. 

Serve over hot rice and top with salsa. 
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per serving: 1/4 cup
makes 1 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 160
Calories from fat 4
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.4g 1%
Saturated Fat 0.1g 1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 4mg 0%
Carbohydrate 29.1g
Dietary Fiber 11.5g 46%
Protein 9.8g
Percent values are based on a 2,000 calorie per day diet. Your daily values may differ.
Additional Information
2.5% of calories from Fat
72.9% from Carbohydrates
24.6% from Protein