kidney-shaped bean of ancient but unknown origins. It has a striking
decoration of deep-maroon speckles on a white background.
Cattle beans are also known as "Trout Beans" were believed to
have found their way to New England by being brought from Germany during
an heirloom bean which means the bean was handed down within a small
community for several generations.
After cooking, the patterns fade but
are still distinct.
Jacobs cattle has an earthy flavor with a slight
sweetness and mealy texture.
Jacob's Cattle beans can be substituted for
any bean in the haricot family.
JACOBíS BEAN LOAF
3 c. cooked Jacobís Cattle Beans *
1/2 c diced bacon
1 t sea salt*
1/8 t pepper*
1T minced parsley
2 T. Minced green pepper
1/4 c milk
1 T. butter
2 T unbleached all purpose flour
3 T chopped onion
1 c milk
1 c cooked tomatoes
Using food processor, mash cooked beans.
remaining ingredients in top list and shape into a meat loaf.
greased loaf pan. Add
flour and milk to make a white sauce.
Saute` onion in butter.
Squeeze cooked tomatoes into sauce
and cook til combined.
Pour over loaf and Bake at 350ļ F for 40 min.
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