Black Bean Soup

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This is my favorite recipe for black bean soup and I've used it for years. It was given to me by a friend and I have modified it a bit over the years to suit our tastes The chopped onion on the top of the beans is delish, but if you can't tolerate raw onion -- the soup is still delicious over rice.

***Please note: Use a wooden spoon only for this soup

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
6
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 40 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 1 lb
    dried black beans
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 medium
    ripe tomato
  • 1
    bay leaf
  • 1 medium
    onion, halved (leave 1/2 onion intact and chop the other half)
  • 1 medium
    green bell pepper, halved (leave 1/2 pepper intact and chop the other half)
  • 2 clove
    garlic, 1 uncrushed and the other minced
  • 1/4 c
    olive oil
  • 1 tsp
    crushed dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp
    cumin
  • 2 Tbsp
    wine vinegar (sherry or your choice)
  • 1 Tbsp
    salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    hot sauce
  • 2 Tbsp
    dry sherry

How to Make Black Bean Soup

Step-by-Step

  1. Wash beans and place them in a deep bowl - cover with water 2 inches above beans and soak overnight.
  2. Pour beans into a 3-4 quart soup pot with same soaking liquid. Add additional water, if necessary, to cover beans with 1 inch of water. Add 2 tbsp. olive oil, the whole tomato, bay leaf, 1/2 onion, 1/2 green pepper, and the crushed garlic clove. Bring to a boil, then lower heat to a simmer; cover and cook until beans are tender - approximately 1 hour. Note: Use only a wooden spoon to stir the beans.
  3. Remove the bay leaf and remaining tomato, onion, pepper and garlic and discard.
  4. In a skillet, heat olive oil and saute the chopped onion and green pepper until transparent. Add the minced garlic, oregano, cumin, wine vinegar and the salt. Stir to mix well and cook 2 minutes longer, then add mixture to the beans. Add hot sauce, cover and cook for approximately 1/2 hour. Correct seasonings, add sherry.
  5. Serve beans with hot cooked rice and garnish with chopped raw onions.

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About Black Bean Soup

Course/Dish: Bean Soups
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: Cuban



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