Posted for ZWT 2012. Found these on the Portugease web site. We love fresh beans in this house and the spices are onces we enjoy. I think you could probebly use any dry bean - but have posted this as listed. Prep time does not include soaking of the beans. Could be a nice side dish, but think I'd add a loaf of fresh made bread, maybe a salad and serve as a main dish on some of those cool fall days.