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Frijoles Negros a la Oaxaca (Black Beans)

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Category: Mexican, Pork, Vegetables

 Ingredients List

  • 2 lb Black beans; * see note
  • 12 c Water
  • 2 Garlic cloves; chopped
  • 1 Onion; chopped
  • 1 1/2 ts Cumin seed
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 1/4 ts Black pepper
  • 1 1/2 lb 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.

NOTES : A popular, delicious dish native to Oaxaca, Mexico.

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