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.

How to Make CLASSIC BLACK BEAN SOUP

Step-by-Step

  1. Discard the soaking water from beans and set aside.
  2. In 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.
  3. Add soaked and drained beans and fresh water. Bring to a boil and skim off any scum that may form on the top.
  4. Reduce 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.
  5. At 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.
  6. Use 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.
  7. Garnish 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.

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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




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