Yield: 12 servings
|2 pounds||Black beans -- * see note|
|2 \N||Garlic cloves -- chopped|
|1 \N||Onion -- chopped|
|1½ teaspoon||Cumin seed|
|¼ teaspoon||Black pepper|
|1½ pounds||Ham hocks -- ** see note|
This dish takes about 10 hours to prepare, so plan ahead.
* Dried pinto beans can be used, but the recipe will lose its authenticity. ** Use about 1-2 pounds of meaty ham hocks.
Pick over beans, wash thoroughly and drain. Place in very large casserole. Cover with the water; add garlic, cumin, onion, salt, pepper and ham hocks. Cover tightly and bake at 275 degrees for about 10 hours, or until beans are tender. Check and stir a few times, keeping beans from drying out. Skim off fat before serving. Season to taste.
Recipe By : Jo Anne Merrill