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Black Bean Soup #2
Submitted by Keldon C. See all of Keldon C.'s recipes. | April 20th, 2022
Ingredients are for 6 Servings.
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Amount Unit Ingredient
1 pound
2 quarts
1 large
1/2 cup
3 cloves
1 medium
2 whole
1 medium
1 teaspoon
1/2 teaspoon
1/2 cup
Additional Info:

This soup is also known as Sopa De Frijol Negro

Pick over the beans, checking for pebbles and grit, rinse them, and put them in a large heavy pot with the water.

Cover the pot and bring the water and beans to a rolling boil over high heat. Stir the beans.

Remove from the heat, and allow them to sit for 1 hour.

When the beans have softened, return the pot to the heat, adding more boiling water if necessary.

Add the remaining ingredients, with the exception of the rum.

Continue to cook, covered, over low heat for 2 hours, until the beans are very tender and the ham falls off its bone.

Remove from the heat and remove the ham hock bone and meat. Dice the meat finely and discard the bone.

Press the remaining ingredients through a food mill, taste for seasoning, and add the diced ham back to the pot.

At this point, the soup can rest overnight in the refrigerator so that the flavors meld together, or it can be served at once.

To serve, reheat the soup for 5 minutes while stirring in the rum.

Side dishes of lemon wedges, cooked white rice, minced onion, or chopped hard-boiled eggs can be served as garnishes.

Submitted by Keldon C. See all my recipes. | April 20th, 2022

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