Are you having ham for a holiday dinner? If so you better not throw out that ham bone! You will be missing out on one of ?the best, easiest dinners EVER. These Crockpot Cuban Black Beans are an amazing healthy comfort food.
Oh man, these beans. When you cook them with the ham bone little pieces of ham fall off and flavor the whole dish.
This is one of Nolan's favorite meals. But what if you don't have a ham bone? Don't worry! Buy a ham hock, and wrap it in cheese cloth before cooking it in the Crock Pot.
You can find ham hocks at any grocery store, and they are super cheap. The reason you want to wrap it in cheese cloth is because the bone will start disintegrating into the beans when you cook it for long hours. You don't want to eat little pieces of bone! Not GOOD.
The cheese cloth will catch those little pieces. You will need to unwrap it and take the meat off the ham hock after it's done. Don't miss out on flavor!
I like to have my beans with my All-Purpose Brown Rice. Yum! Also, I make a killer Cheesy Jalapeno Cornbread (which I will tell you about tomorrow!).
Don't forget your Beano! Haha!