Brenda's Black Bean Soup Recipe

* (if you used a sweet orange or tangerine)

Step 1

Put your beans in a soup pot and cover with water. Boil, take off the fire and let sit til cool. Cook onions and bell peppers in 1/2 the oleo until limp. Add them and the ham hocks and orange to the cooled beans; cover charitably with water.

Step 2

Simmer until beans is soft (1 to 2 hours). Fish out the orange right now, before it gets tore up. With the rest of the oleo, brown the flour in a black frying pan, then stir it into the beans. Brenda says: "Make sure you got a soup, now. If you need to add some more water, do it."

From "White Trash Cooking", Ernest Matthew Mickler. Ten Speed Press, 1986. ISBN 0-89815-189-9.

Posted by Stephen Ceideburg in Fidonet Cooking

Things You'll Need

  • 3c Dried black beans
  • 2 Ham hocks
  • 1 Bell pepper; chopped
  • 1sm Onion; chopped
  • 1 Whole sour orange
  • -=OR=- tangerine
  • 1tb Vinegar *
  • 1/2c Oleo
  • 2tb Flour
  • Salt and pepper to taste

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