1 ounce smoked bacon, diced
1/2 tablespoon pure olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 jalapenos, stemmed, seeded, and minced
1/2 medium red onion, diced
1 large stalk celery, diced
1 carrot, peeled and diced
1/2 tablespoon toasted and freshly ground cumin
1/2 tablespoon toasted and freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste
1 bay leaf, broken in half
1/4 cup Spanish Sherry vinegar
1 cup dried black beans, rinsed, soaked overnight, and drained
2 ham hocks
5 cups chicken stock
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