Originally Posted by jennyema
Question though ... why are they called Montenegro?
I don't know! I didn't invent the name for it and I've forgotten where we first found the recipe - 30 years ago or so. I've always thought of it as sort of a Spanish dish, which doesn't explain the name, either, except I always serve it with a Spanish/Mexican chicken dish. Do they cook black beans a lot in Montenegro?
Black Mountain... Black Beans... pretty loose connection there.
The original recipe called for the bacon to be fried and then the beans, corn etc. to be cooked in the bacon fat.