Rancho Gordo beans by Steve Sando are kinda a big deal. It started as a hobby of growing heirloom beans and figuring out different ways to cook them and quickly led to farmer’s markets. When the people started loving all the varieties he grew, as much as Steve did, he knew he was onto something good.
At the farmers markets, this is the bean that seems to attract more people than any other. Whether it's the name, the beautiful gold color or the small, bullet size, who can say? The good news is that the bean is as delicious as it looks.
It's quick growing and unique tasting. I've heard that in some areas they're called Buckeye but for most of us, they'll always be Yellow Indian Woman.
Yellow Indian Woman is incredibly creamy, almost more like a classic black turtle bean than anything else. It's dense without being intense, if that makes sense. It's thought to be originally from Montana, known for its short growing season.
Honestly the perfect bean for salads, soups, dips, baked beans, chili and so much more. Let your imagination run wild with this one.