Yield
5 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)

How to Make It

Step 1

Sort and wash beans, and place in a Dutch oven. Cover with water to 2 inches above beans. Bring to a boil; cook 2 minutes. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 1 hour. Drain beans; set aside. Wipe pan with a paper towel.

Step 2

Heat oil in pan over medium heat. Add onion, ham, jalapeño pepper, and garlic; sauté 7 minutes or until onion is tender. Add beans, water, salt, and pepper; bring to a boil. Partially cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour.

Step 3

Place 2 cups of bean mixture in a blender or food processor, and process until smooth. Return puree to pan; stir in parsley.

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