Black Bean Soup #2 Recipe

Step 1

Place beans, bacon or ham hocks, water and celery salt in heavy kettle. Bring to boil; cover and simmer about 2 1/2 hours or until beans are thoroughly tender. Remove bacon or ham hocks; set aside. Drain beans and reserve along with meat and cooking liquid. There should be about 6 cups of beans and 4 cups of liquid. Add enough broth to make 6 cups liquid. Combine the beans with liquid in large bowl. Heat oil in heavy kettle; add peppers, onions, garlic and cumin. Cook, stirring, until onions are wilted. Add tomatoes and vinegar. Let simmer about 15 minutes. Meanwhile, remove and discard skin from bacon, or skin and bones from ham hocks. Chop ham; set aside. Add beam mixture to cooked tomato mixture. Add chopped meat and coriander. Simmer until thoroughly heated. Serve in soup bowls; garnish with sieved hard cooked egg, if desired.

Things You'll Need

  • 1lb Black beans
  • 1 1/2lb Slab bacon or 2 smoked
  • -ham hocks (1 1/2 to 2 lb)
  • 8c Water
  • 2ts Celery salt
  • 2c Chicken/beef broth
  • 1 1/2tb Olive oil
  • 1 1/2c Finely chopped seeded
  • -cored green peppers
  • 1 1/2c Finely chopped onions
  • 1 1/2tb Finely minced
  • -garlic
  • 1ts Ground cumin
  • 1cn (19-oz) tomatoes peeled
  • -diced with juice about
  • -2 1/2 cups
  • 1/4c Red wine vinegar
  • 2tb Finely chopped fresh
  • -coriander optional
  • 1ea Sieved hard cooked egg

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