They are round with a pinky beige background. They have curved brown stripes on them that some people feel make the bean resemble an eye.
Occasionally while growing Eye of the Goat Beans a few blue and purple beans will come out.
They cook up with a creamy texture and good flavour. They also keep their shape and colour after cooking.
Eye of the Goat Beans are good in soups, salads, and chili.
Simmer unsoaked beans for 2 to 2 1/2 hours.
Pressure cook soaked beans for 18 to 25 minutes.
A very tasty pot liquor is produced by the Eye of the Goat Beans.
Pinto, Red Kidney Beans
1 pound (450 g) dry = 4 to 5 cups, cooked
1 cup, dry = 3 1/2 cups, cooked