From the Rooted in Place article in the January 2017 issue.



Santa Clara Bean Loaf

Serves 6




  • 1/2 onion

  • 1 large tomatillo

  • 4 cups cooked and mashed beans

  • 1/2 cup crumbly corn masa

  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds

  • 1 egg, preferably turkey, beaten

  • 1 teaspoon salt




  1. Mince onion thoroughly and chop tomatillo into cubes. Mix all ingredients together thoroughly.

  2. Pack the mixture into a loaf pan and bake at 350° for 45 minutes.

  3. Cut into slices to serve.