Black Bean Soup, by Request

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This is my first post as per request of a friend in South America.  I don’t remember exactly what I had made back in those days, but I remember that I had to buy the beans dry and then cook them.  It was always a long process, and since I didn’t exactly have a trusted bean vendor per say, sometimes I got beans that came out a bit dry (old beans).

Anyway, this one’s for you Will.  If you have to buy beans from La Vega you’re screwed.  I recommend buying beans in a can.  It’s one of the few cheap things in the grocery store here in the Caribbean.  Anyway, I’m sure there’s a million variations on black bean soup, here’s a million and one.  I like it this way because it’s cheap, relatively healthy, tastes great, and lends itself to hot sauce, which I always seem to have an extensive collection of.  Buen Provecho!

1 Can Black Beans (15.50z)

1/2 Jalapeno, minced

1/4 Medium Onion, diced

1/4 Cubanelle Pepper, diced (or bell pepper)

2 Cloves Garlic, minced

1/2 Cup Water

1 Tsp Vinegar

1/2 Tsp Adobo Seasoning

1 Tbsp Olive Oil

In a medium saucepan, heat 1 Tbsp of olive oil on medium low heat, sautee garlic, onions, and peppers for 2 minutes, add beans, water, vinegar, and seasoning, allow to simmer for 7-8 minutes.  Serve with hot sauce on the side.  This will yield 2 bowls of soup.  Enjoy.

*Variation – Add 4oz shredded pork to make a meaty version of this soup.  Even better!

With pork!

With pork!

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