This recipe is traditionally served with grilled Santa Maria Tri-Tip, Santa Maria-Style Salsa, and corn tortillas. Santa Maria has it’s own regional ingredients which lend to an amazing meal.
This is another recipe from my sister Suz who got this recipe from her in-laws or from one of her college friends. I served these beans to a friend from Texas and she loved them and even said they would be allowed in Texas.
Unfortunately, when I went to make these Pinquito beans, I wasn’t well prepared and couldn’t find them in the two stores I went to. So, I wound up using the Pink Bean. They are a decent trade off if you can’t find Pinquito beans, but if you can, order them online at Amazon if you have time to wait for the delivery. When using the Santa Maria Pinquito Bean, you will find a thicker and richer gravy than you would from any other bean.
The Pinquito Bean is a cross between a pink bean and a small white bean and are a standard in Santa Maria style BBQ.
If you ever get a chance to stop into Santa Maria, you must order Santa Maria Tri Tip with Santa Maria Beans. Or, just make them at home for yourself. You will make everyone in your family happy… if you choose to share.