Black Beans and Ham
Leftovers are a fact of life, especially post-Holidays. Use up your leftover ham with a few pantry staples for a delicious and quick meal. Make it as spicy or mild as you like by adding more or less red pepper flakes.
- Heat oil over medium-high heat in a heavy bottomed pot. Add onions, peppers and garlic and cook until vegetables start to "sweat" or leach their juices.
- Add ham, chicken stock and bay leaf. Stir well.
- Add in beans and seasonings. Simmer for 20 minutes on low.
Remove bay leaf and serve over hot cooked rice.