Prep 15 mins
Cook 3 hrs
This recipe is very close to another posted here, with a few exceptions. I love the black beans and rice I get when we eat at the local Cuban restaurant. This sounds to be pretty close.
- 1 lb dried black beans
- 4 cups water
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 lb smoked ham hock
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 3 teaspoons ground cumin
- 2 bay leaves
- 4 cups chicken stock
- 1⁄2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 tablespoon vinegar
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Place the black beans and the 4 cups of water in a large stockpot.
- Cover and let boil for 2 minute.
- Turn off the heat and let stand, covered, for 1 hour.
- Remove the lid, and add the rest of the ingredients, EXCEPT the vinegar, salt and pepper. There should be enough liquid (chicken stock and water) to just cover the beans. If needed add more of either liquid to cover.
- Cover and simmer until the beans are tender, about 2 hours.
- Take out the hocks and remove the meat from the bones and fat.
- Return the meat to the pot; discard fat and bones.
- Add the vinegar, salt and pepper.
- Simmer long enough to heat the vinegar throught the beans.
- Serve over white rice.
This is like the black beans we used to eat in Cuba. The smoked ham hocks gives it the old fashioned authenic taste.