As served at Orinoco's in Boston. Ideally, you should let the beans soak overnight. If you don't have time, place the beans, water and chicken stock in your bean pot and simmer. The unsoaked beans will probably take about 20 minutes longer to cook.
No oil is needed to saute' these beauties. The juices from the meat mix with the salt to form a crusty coating that not only prevents the steaks from sticking to the pan but adds a great caramelized flavor. Gourmet...this same method can be used to cook four 6 ounce hamburgers (1 1/4 inch thick)using 2 teaspoons salt