Gloria's Black Bean Soup Recipe

Step 1

Soak the beans in water overnight in a large heavy pot.the next day,add the bay leaves the beans and water,and bring mixture to a boil.reduce heat to simmer and cook uncovered,over low heat for three to four hours,until tender.the beans should split open.stir occasionlly,and add more water if necessary.

Step 2

Heat the oil in a heavy bottomed skillet.add the shallots and onions,and saute for three minutes.add red pepper,green pepper and garlic. And saute for three minutes.then add cumin,oregano and parsley,and saute 3 seconds more.add the sugar and salt.let mixture cool. Puree all the sauted mixture throughly in a food processor or blender.add the puree to the beans,cook 20 to 30 minutes more.correct seasoning if needed.the soup will be very thick.remove bay leaves before serving.garnish with green onions and a dollop of sour cream,if desired.makes six servings.

Things You'll Need

  • 1lb DRIED BLACK BEANS
  • 1tb GROUND,CUMIN
  • 3qt WATER
  • 2tb DRIED OREGANO
  • 2 WHOLE BAY LEAVES
  • 2tb FRESH OREGANO CHOPPED
  • OR 2 TS.DRIED
  • 1c OLIVE OIL,OR TO TASTE
  • 3 SMALL SHALLOTS,PEELED DICED
  • 2tb FRESH PARSLEY 1,OZ.
  • 1 SMALL ONION,PEELED DICED
  • 1 1/2tb SUGAR
  • 1 LARGE RED PEPPER,CLEANED DIC
  • 1 LARGE GREEN PEPPER DICED
  • 4 GREEN ONIONS,FINELY CHOPPED
  • 3 CLOVES GARLIC,MINCED
  • 1/2c SOUR CREAM.OPTIONAL
  • 1 OR 2 TABLESPOONS SALT

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