A simplified version of the Spanish/Filipino bean stew, Fabada.
- Soak white beans overnight, drain, fill pot with water to cover beans 1 inch. Bring to a boil, simmer on low heat for 1 hour, add 4 garlic cloves, 1 onion (in chunks), 1 bay leaf, 1 teaspoon salt, 2 Spanish chorizos or Portuguese chouriço, a big chunk of smoked ham, then simmer another hour. Fish out the sausages and ham, cool slightly, then slice the sausages and cut the ham into small portions. Enjoy.