Drunken black beans

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 pounds Black turtle beans
¼ pounds Smoked bacon; cut medium dice
¼ pounds Mexican Chorizo Sausage; skin removed
2 \N Peeled onions; cut small dice
1 \N Peeled carrot; cut small dice
3 \N Garlic cloves; peeled & minced
3 \N Stemmed jalapenos; minced
1 \N Smoked ham hock
½ tablespoon Epazote; chopped finely
1 \N Bottle dark Mexican beer
2 quarts Rich chicken stock
¼ cup Cornstarch
¼ cup Tequila
\N \N Salt; to taste
1 small Bunch fresh cilantro; chopped
\N \N Lime juice; to taste

Place beans onto a large tray and pick through them. Wash beans and set aside.

Render fat from bacon in a large stockpot over medium heat. Add chorizo and cook until the sausage is breaking apart, about 4 to 5 minutes. Add onions and carrot and saute for 3 minutes. Add garlic, jalapenos, ham hock, and epazote and saute for 1 minute. Add beer and reduce for 3 minutes. Add beans and chicken stock and bring to a boil. Dissolve cornstarch in tequila and stir into boiling chicken stock little by little until mixture is slightly thickened. Reduce heat to a simmer, season with salt, and cook stirring occasionally for 1 hour or until beans are soft. The beans at this stage should be thick. Remove ham hock. Add cilantro and lime juice.

Recheck salt seasoning.

Served as part of entree: Grilled Chicken Breast with Drunken Black Beans, Smoked Tomato Ranchero, and Tart Tomatillo Relish HOME ENTERTAINING WITH DEAN FEARING SHOW #HE1A05 MEXICAN COCKTAIL BUFFET Recipe by: Dean Fearing

Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #817 by Holly Butman <butma001@...> on Sep 28, 1997

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