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Orca Heirloom Beans for Dinner

Orca Beans Recipe

Chef Adriana Martin
The Orca heirloom beans are also called Calypso, Yin-Yang and Vaquero. I cooked these beans with water, garlic, cumin and salt. And used the pressure cooker.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Appetizer, side dish
Cuisine American Contemporary
Servings 15 servings


  • 1 bag of orca heirloom beans approximately 1 pound
  • 5 cups of water
  • 1 large garlic clove or three small ones.
  • 1 tablespoon of cumin
  • 1 tablespoon of sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon of cooking oil


  • Clean the beans and rinse them with water. Place inside the pressure cooker and add the water, garlic and condiments and close.
  • Cook the beans for 40 minutes on the stove. When ready use precaution when opening the pressure cooker. You have to follow instructions contained on the users manual.
  • Serve de beans and enjoy as a side, eat alone or with your favorite rice.


You can cook the orca beans on the stove using a conventional pot however it will take more than 2 hours for them to be ready.  Same applies if decided to use a slow cooker. You can cook them there bit will take long hours.
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