Anasazi Beans with Juniper

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The Savory Way

By Deborah Madison

Published 1990

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Anasazi beans are pretty, mottled purple and white beans. They are an ancient bean, grown and eaten by the Anasazi Indians in the past and now being cultivated in Colorado. They can be found in natural foods stores. If you can’t find them, pinto beans are good cooked the same way.

This bean dish is truly simple and very satisfying. Often when I’m riding on the desert, my horse sidles into the shade of a juniper tree and lets me grab a small handful of the blue berries as we pass. Th