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“This is an exceptional recipe! I don't like black beans... well, I thought I didn't like black beans, until I made this recipe. Wow! I love black beans! This is a recipe from "The New James Beard", with quantities cut in half for a serving of 6 people, instead of the original 12. I hope you like it! (Preparation time includes preparing from dry black beans)”
3hrs 10mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put the beans in a pan with water to cover by 1".
  2. Bring to a boil and boil for 2 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 1 hour.
  4. Add the onions, bay leaf, thyme, celery and parsley.
  5. Add ham bone or substitute diced salt pork, olive oil or bacon fat, as above.
  6. Cook (simmer) until the beans are tender, about 1 1/2 hours.
  7. Add salt to taste and a small dash of Tabasco Sauce.
  8. Discard bay leaf, vegetables and ham bone.
  9. Put the beans and their liquid in a casserole, add the rum, correct the seasoning, and bake at 350F until well heated; about 20 minutes.
  10. Serve with cold sour cream (you probably want more than just a dollop!)
  11. Enjoy!

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