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.
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)
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.