Recipe courtesy of Daisy Martinez
Show: Viva Daisy!
Episode: Birthday Brunch
Total:
2 hr 20 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
2 hr
Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
2 hr 20 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
2 hr
Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
2 hr 20 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
2 hr
Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small Spanish onion, cut into medium dice
  • 2 cloves garlic, whacked with the side of a knife and peeled
  • 1 pound dried black beans
  • 1 smoked ham hock or smoked turkey wing
  • 1 bunch cilantro, washed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Good quality tortilla chips, for serving
  • Thinly sliced red radishes, for serving, optional

Directions

Watch how to make this recipe.

Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat in a medium saucepan. Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft but not browned, about 4 minutes. Add the beans, ham hock, and cilantro. Pour in enough water to cover the ingredients by 2 inches. Toss in the bay leaves and bring the water to a boil, then adjust the heat so it is boiling gently. Cook the beans until tender, about 2 hours. Keep an eye on the beans; they should always be covered by liquid. When the liquid meets the level of the beans, top it off with cold water. Toward the end of cooking, ease up on the liquid you add; the goal is to have the beans barely covered with liquid by the time they're tender.

Drain the beans, reserving the liquid. Discard the turkey wing or ham hock and the bay leaves. (Leave the cilantro in with the beans.) Put the bean mixture in a food processor and process, gradually adding enough of the reserved liquid, until the beans are the consistency of mashed potatoes. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper. Mound the beans on a platter and garnish with tortilla chips and radish slices, if using. (The beans can be prepared up to 30 minutes in advance. Return the beans to the saucepan and keep warm over very low heat.)

Trending Videos 7 Videos

Get the Recipe

Gabriele's Limoncello 01:28

Gabriele shares his family recipe for a delicious summertime libation.

Similar Topics:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Refried Beans

Recipe courtesy of Ellie Krieger

Cuban-Style Black Beans

Recipe courtesy of Tiffani Thiessen

Heavenly Sauteed String Beans with Garlic

Recipe courtesy of Patti LaBelle

Really Simple Bean Burgers

Recipe courtesy of Pam Anderson

Italian-Style Baked Beans

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Black Bean Soup

Recipe courtesy of Food Network

Smoky Black Bean Rice

Recipe courtesy of Laura Vitale

Four-Bean Chili

Recipe courtesy of Tiffani Thiessen

Chicken and White Bean Chili

Recipe courtesy of Cooking Channel

So Much Pretty Food Here