1LBDried Black beans, rinsed well, check for stones, etc
3cupsBeef Broth, i use un-salted
1 cupSmoked ham. 2-3 Smoked ham hocks are better if you can find them
1medgreen pepper, i like using orange or yellow for the color contrast
1largeTomato. I use a can of Ro-Tel instead. This will kick the spice a little more.
1/4cup Dark Rum--Meyer's is what i use.
1 1/2 tspCumin ground
1Habanero pepper--i sometimes use i canned chipotle pepper. It's more smokey tasting and not as hot.
1) Saute onions 3 minutes,2) Add in garlic, stir for 30 seconds. 3) Add in all the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil for 2 minutes.4) Reduce heat to simmer, cover and simmer for 2 hours. NOTE: THE BEANS DO NOT NEED TO BE PRE-SOAKED.