Black Beans with Smoked Ham and Rice


Make your Applewood Smoked Ham go the extra mile by using the left overs in this sure to please recipe straight from the Nueske Family kitchen.

Prep Time: 10 Min
Cook Time: 35 min
Total Time: 45 Min
Serves: Serves 6-8


  • 2 C. celery, chopped
  • 1 ½ C. yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 Tbls. olive oil
  • 2 cans (15 oz.) black beans, drained
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ¼ C. fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 ½ C. Nueske's Smoked Ham, cut into ½-inch cubes
  • ¼ C water
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper
  • Rice
  • 1 C. long grain rice
  • 2 C. water
  • 1/2 tsp. salt


Cook rice in large saucepan with tight-fitting lid for 15 minutes without lifting the lid. Remove from heat, fluff with fork, cover again and let stand for 10 minutes. While rice is cooking, saute celery, onion, and red pepper in olive oil for 4 minutes or until vegetables are translucent. Add remaining ingredients. Cook over medium low heat for 10 minutes. Remove bay leaves before serving. Place rice in large bowl. Make a well in center of rice, spoon beans in well and serve. May also be served without rice.


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Easy recipe with savory flavors


This is a great meal to make while in lockdown. Other than fresh parsley, I had all of the items on hand. I added a dab of beef Better Than Bouillon instead of salt. I really liked the bay leaf flavor with the smoky taste of the ham. This is a great way to use leftover ham and I will definitely make this meal again. Thanks for making a yummy dinner easy for me.

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