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Kuchumaa Beans

Rancho La Puerta’s Kuchumaa Beans are one of our most requested and adaptable recipes. These breakfast staples are great on a tortilla with a spoonful of salsa and topped with egg if you like, or used on nachos, in soup, and in our chili.


1 cup black or pinto beans

½ onion

½ teaspoon cumin

½ teaspoon oregano

3 cups water

2 epazote leaves or 1-inch kombu seaweed

Salt, to taste*


  1. Soak the beans in water for at least 12 hours.
  2. Drain the soaked beans and place in a pot with water, add the onion half, kombu or epazote.
  3. Let cook at medium-low heat for about 45 minutes or until the beans are soft.
  4. Season to taste with salt, oregano and cumin and serve.

See the Ranch’s Chili Beans with Quinoa and Spices Recipe, which can be prepared with Kuchumaa Beans.

Download the Kuchumaa Beans recipe.