Amazing Black Bean Soup Recipe


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A wonderful choice for a Vegetarian meal with all the protein you need, and the flavor you want

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Serving Size / Yield

8-10 servings


  • 2 lbs. black beans, dried
  • 8 C. water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp. epazote, dried (optional)
  • 2 Tbs. vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, finely diced
  • 1 carrot, finely diced
  • 1 C. celery, finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbs. ginger root, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. lemon pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. Pepper sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tbs. Sour cream
  • 1 tbs. Cilantro, minced

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Wash beans and pick over. Place in large soup pot. Cover with water about 1 in. above beans. Bring to a boil; boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand 18-24 hours, covered. Drain well. Add 2 qts. water. Cover, add bay leaf and epazote and bring to boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and keep covered, stirring occasionally, for 15-20 minutes until the beans are tender but not mushy. Remove 2 C. of beans, puree them in food processor or blender, and return to soup. Heat vegetable oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add vegetables and ginger and cook for 1 to 2 min. or until onion is tender. Add to beans with herbs, peppers, and spices. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cover. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 25 to 30 minutes. Serve in bowls with a dollop of sour cream on top. Sprinkle generously with cilantro. Serves 8-10.

Gary R. Beck, San Francisco, CA., USA

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