Black Beans & Dark Rum Recipe

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Black Beans & Dark Rum

Angel Slave


While I am Sicilian, my mother was a multi-national cook. Growing up she always made the best fresh cooked beans and rice. When I moved out of the house I made some changes to her recipe - but still remained dissatisfied. I called her and asked what the problem was - She asked me why I left out the RUM. I made that addition & oh my - absolute heaven!

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30 Min


2 Hr


1 lb
dried black beans, picked over and rinsed
1 - 8 oz
piece of smoked turkey breast
bay leaf
white onion - plus
white onion - chopped
2 Tbsp
spanish olive oil
6 clove
garlic - finely minced
1 c
finely chopped celery
1 c
finely chopped bell color (whatever color you have)
1 Tbsp
finely chopped jalapeno
2 c
finely chopped chorizo style turkey sausage
1 tsp
sea salt
1/4 tsp
fresh cracked pepper
2 Tbsp
dark rum - puerto rican rum or st thomas
3 c
of your favorite grain - quinoia, ferro, or wild rice (which is actually a grass)

Directions Step-By-Step

Place black beans in a glass bowl and cover with water; soak overnight. Drain & rinse beans and place them in a Dutch oven; cover with 6 cups of water. Add the smoked turkey, bay leaf and 1/2 onion. Bring the beans to a boil over high heat; cover, reduce the heat, and simmer for 1 1/2 hour, or until soft. Remove the bay leaf and the onion; discard
In a medium skillet, heat the oil to medium high; add chopped onion, diced garlic, celery, peppers - sweet and hot; saute' for 5 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender. Add the chopped turkey sausage and saute' until heated through 3-4 minutes; set aside
Transfer 2 cups of the beans and 1 cup of the broth into a blender, food processor, or magic bullet; pulse until smooth. Return the pureed bean mixture into the pot with the rest of the soup; add the sausage mixture, sea salt, and cracked black pepper and stir well. Simmer the soup for ten minutes. Add the run and simmer five additional minutes
If you've made 3 cups of white rice or grain - divide between 6 bowls and top with bean soup. It IS delicious

About this Recipe

Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtags: #beans, #rum, #vegetables