CLASSIC BLACK BEAN SOUP

9
Ellen Bales

By
@Starwriter

Got some dried black beans from my organic delivery company last week and I've been looking for the perfect recipe for Black Bean Soup. I think I may have found it.
Recipe by:RecipeLion.com

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
8-10
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
3 Hr 10 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

1 3/4 c
dried black beans, soaked overnight
6 to 8 c
water
2 tsp
olive oil
1 1/2 c
onion, diced
2 tsp
garlic, minced
1/2 c
green onion, diced
3/4 c
carrot, diced
3/4 c
red bell pepper, diced
2 tsp
ground sage
1
bay leaf
1 tsp
salt
1 tsp
chicken granules - or - 1 chicken bouillon cube
1 dash(es)
freshly ground pepper
lemon slices, hard-boiled egg slices, fresh chives, or sour cream for garnish.

Step-By-Step

1Discard the soaking water from beans and set aside.
2In a large pot, heat olive oil and onion, garlic, green onion, carrots, and red pepper. Add sage and bay leaf and saute for several minutes or until onions begin to wilt.
3Add soaked and drained beans and fresh water. Bring to a boil and skim off any scum that may form on the top.
4Reduce cooking temperature to low, cover soup and allow to cook for 3 hours, stirring occasionally and taking care that heat is low enough so that the beans do not stick.
5At the end of cooking time, uncover and allow soup to contnue cooking as you stir in salt, if desired, bouillon and fresh pepper to taste. Discard bay leaf.
6Use hand blender to puree soup to desired consistency, breaking down only about half the beans, or transfer half the soup to a blender, puree and return to soup pot. Adjust seasonings.
7Garnish soup with a dollop of sour cream, a lemon slice, one or two slices of hard-boiled egg, or some fresh chives. Or all of the above.

About CLASSIC BLACK BEAN SOUP

Course/Dish: Bean Soups
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy
Hashtags: #spicy, #rich, #bold