Classic Santa Maria country barbecues include the Pinquitos and a beef tri-tip. The meat is somewhat simple and all sorts of ingredients go into the beans. We tend to think it should be the other way around. These beans don't need doctoring up! Just some onions, garlic a little fat and your pot of beans is ready for summer, and beyond.
Santa Maria Pinquitos have a superior pot liquor and stay somewhat firm. Ideal for chili, barbecues or for borrachos (or drunken beans). Don't forget them for salads!