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AgathaX May 5, 2022
I used Rancho Gordo heirloom Ayocote Morado Beans. I used two poblano peppers--diced, and no serrano. In lieu of the diced Roma tomatoes and to add heat I used a can of Rotel no-salt added tomatoes. I used 2.25 pounds of smoked ham hocks because that was the size of the package and I didn't want leftovers. I reduced the salt to two teaspoons but could have reduced it further. I had no Mexican oregano and only a smidge of my regular oregano so I rounded it out with the closely related marjoram. I used two large garlic cloves because it didn't say how many. I used boxed low sodium chicken broth. After 50 minutes my beans were still disconcertingly firm so I added about 3/4 tsp. of baking soda and cooked another hour. I'm not sure if the above counts as having made this recipe, but it was pretty close? And it is extremely good. The beans softened up nicely in the second hour.
Kim W. November 3, 2021
Delicious…used homemade chicken stock…only slight change was I skipped the Serrano & used ancho chili powder…added a couple teaspoons while sautéing the onion…
Lorrie H. February 21, 2021
I making these right now and noticed the ingredients don't mention garlic but in the directions it says to add minced garlic. So, I guessed three cloves which seems right. The flavors taste amazing and can't wait to eat these for dinner this evening. Thank you for sharing I have tried many similar recipes that never came out just right. This is a keeper!
Andy February 21, 2021
Excellent- These are a bit labor intensive, but worth it! The only change I will make for next time is to cut back in the amount of salt, as the smoked pork adds its own. The Serrano peppers are not as intense as I thought they would be, which was perfect. Excellent with rice, and the house smelled wonderful! Looking forward to making g burritos! Definitely a keeper.
AntoniaJames January 22, 2021
Love the headnote - the stories, the cooking tips, the serving ideas, but above all, the altogether delightful "voice." Thank you! I can get excellent ham shanks from our local butcher, Frank. I plan to try this ASAP. ;o)
Jarrett M. January 22, 2021
Thank you! So excited for you try them — I hope you love them as much as I do.
AntoniaJames January 23, 2021
I'll be thinking about your mother while I'm making these! Tell her "thanks" for me, will you please? ;o)
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