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Pinquito beans

A specialty bean from Santa Maria, California. Pinquitos are a cross between a pink bean and a small white bean and are a standard in Santa Maria style BBQ. Use to make side-dish beans, chili beans or substitute for in any recipe where pintos are called for. In Santa Maria the classic combination is pinquitos with BBQ tri-tip. See recipes.

Available in specialty stores as well as a few online retailers.
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Substitute for pinquito beans

Pinto beans


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