Foodie Friday First: Santa Maria Beans

Santa Maria beans: small pink beans found as an accompaniment to their famous barbecue On a road trip through California, we decided to check out the famous Santa Maria tri tip. (Supposedly, the meat is grilled over special red oak to add to its flavor.) Anyway, a usual side dish is composed of these pinquito beans found only in the Santa Maria Valley. They're cute little guys that are spiced up with chili flavor. Here's one recipe on how to make them. Now, I'm not much of a bean fan … [Read more...]