Preparation / Directions:
Wash and rinse beans twice. Place in 2 - 3 quarts of water in a covered pot and lot soak for 30 minutes. Over medium heat, boil beans until the water turns yellow, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and drain in a colander. Combine beans and fresh water (3 quarts) and bacon or ham and cook 30 minutes. Add cooking oil, onions, parsley, garlic and green onion and cover to allow steam to escape. Cook for 1-1/2 hours or until beans are soft and sauce thickens. serve over rice.