Thursday, October 29, 2015

Cuban Black Beans Arnaz






Oh Babalu ! This recipe doesn't need any good luck to be good, it's a winner in my book!

The recipe is from one of my old Gourmet magazines ~ this was a favorite of Desi Arnaz.

Gabe had it with rice and I ate it without the rice.

I adapted the recipe. I used chicken broth in place of the water and cooked it in my crock pot instead of on the stove.

Ingredients:

1 lb. dried black beans, rinsed and picked over
1-1/2 cups chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 Tbsp. honey
1 large green bell pepper, chopped
1 smoked ham hock or ham bone ( I used a ham bone)
4 cups chicken broth ( I always make my own broth and it's sodium free)

Directions:

In a large pot cover beans with water and let them soak overnight.

if you want to speed up the process you can combine the beans with enough water  and cover them by two inches  and bring the water to  a boil.  Boil the beans for 2 minutes. After the beans have boiled let them stand  in the covered pot for about an hour.


Drain the beans and add to the slow cooker and add 4 cups chicken broth, the onion, garlic, honey, bell pepper and the ham bone.

Cook on high for 4-5 hours.

38 comments:

  1. Desi Arnaz....I remember him! "Luuuuuucy...you got some "splainin' to doooooo........."

    I channel Lucille Ball SO many days here-I swear she's taken me over--a sitcom in the making.....funny and scary all at the same time. Don't think Bob hasn't wanted to whip out Desi's famous line above MORE than once when he sees some of the stuff I get myself into. HAHAHAH.

    And WHY am I not surprised you had your serving of those delicious beans WITHOUT rice? :)

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    1. Oh Carol- I did see a recipe that I want to make that has rice in it! Think there is something wrong with me? LOL

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  2. And I would be Ethel to Carol's Lucy. I love black beans and just happen to have a nice big Ham hock sitting in my freezer. I think i'd do without the rice too. now I have to check my pantry for the black beans. Thanks!

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    1. That's why I made this Cyndy. I had a ham bone in the freezer and I wanted to get it out and into something.
      This is really good, crappy photo but the recipe is delicious.

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  3. This sounds mouth wateringly delicious. I have recently become vegetarian and so I know the taste won't be quite right without the Ham, but I'm still going to give it a go. Thanks for linking to #featurefridays

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    1. Oh I'm sure it would be good with the ham. Black beans are so good and healthy.

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Linda

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  4. Linda, I see recipes for black beans but have never eaten them. Thanks for sharing this recipe and I love that it is healthy as well as tasty. Great to have you link up as always at #AnythingGoes and have a great week!

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    1. I love black beans Sue, hope you give them a try.

      hugs,
      linda

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  5. OMG!!! That looks so delicious.
    I'm counting down the days to go back to Brazil to eat black beans again every day! :)
    I'm stopping by from #anythinggoes.

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    1. Debbie- I want to go too! Have a great time in Brazil!

      Hugs,
      Linda

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  6. This dish looks so good Linda.
    Thanks for sharing this recipe at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.

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  7. These Beans look like they would just be packed with flavor! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you have a great week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  8. Oh Yea!! Love these flavors!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope to see you again this week!! Pinned!

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  9. I love your recipe for Ricky's (Desi) favorite Black Beans. I have never tried them with honey in it...Nice addition! I can hardly wait to try them. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I love my old magazines, they are full of hidden, fantastic recipes. Thanks so much for stopping by.

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  10. Always looking for black bean recipes Linda! Thank you for sharing this on the Art of Home-Making Mondays :)

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  11. What an interesting recipe!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  12. This looks so yummy. I especially like the fact that I can use my crock pot. My husband and I ate at a Cuban restaurant in Vegas. It was a little family run place with a lot of charm and the best food of the whole trip !!!! We love the recipes with a little zing in them and this looks like a keeper. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank Rebecca. Honestly, I wasn't sure if anyone would like this post. I'm a huge black bean fan and I would make this again in a heartbeat.

      We also love family run restaurants, they are so hard to find now!

      Hope you like this and thanks for stopping by.

      Hugs,
      Linda

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  13. Thank you for sharing your recipe with us at Brag About It! I think my husband would love to make this (he is the cook in our house) Pinning!
    ~Laurie

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    1. It's easy and good! Hope you enjoy it.

      Thanks for the pin.

      hugs,
      Linda

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  14. Looks good! I just started rewatching all of the I Love Lucy episodes. They're the perfect laugh break. Thanks for sharing with us at the Merry Monday Link Party! Hope to see you again on Sunday night!

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    1. Tiffany- we love old TV shows.

      This was so good and it's healthy also.

      Hugs,
      Linda

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  15. Mmmm. What a wonderful dish.Thank you for sharing on the Creative K Kids Tasty Tuesdays. I hope you will join us again next week.

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    1. I'm looking forward to the next party!

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  16. Thanks Linda for sharing another unusual (because I've never tried Black Beans) recipe with us at #WednesdaysWisdom.

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  17. No wonder it was a favourite of Desi Arnez - your Cuban Black Beans look like real comfort food. I like that you've made them in the crock pot too. Thank you for sharing with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop.

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    1. Love my crockpot! This was so good and I added it to my make again soon list.

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  18. I bet the chicken stock added some good flavor, along with the ham bone. Looks like a yummy and filling food. :) Thanks for sharing with us on Five Friday Finds, and I hope you can stop by again! :)

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  19. Yum, yum, yum! I'm such a big fan of beans and these look delish! Thanks for sharing with us at Try a Bite Tuesday - hope to see you back again this week!

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    1. I'll be at the party bright and early!

      Thank you for hosting!

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