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Black Bean Soup

No recipe image available.A thick and hearty black bean soup with bacon, ham and brown rice, seasoned with cayenne, cumin, seasoned salt, white wine and sherry.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 pounds dry black beans
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 pound bacon
1/2 pound ham, diced
8 onions, chopped
7 garlic cloves, crushed
7 celery ribs, chopped
3 cups uncooked brown rice
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
4 teaspoons ground cumin
12 cups chicken broth
1/4 cup white wine
1 cup sherry

Cooking Directions:

  1. Wash dry black beans, cover with water, and allow to soak overnight. Rinse, drain, and set aside.
  2. Pour oil into a large kettle. Add bacon, diced ham, chopped onions, crushed garlic cloves, and chopped celery ribs. Cook at a simmer until the vegetables are soft, about 30 minutes. Add the beans, brown rice, cayenne pepper, seasoned salt, cumin and chicken broth. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 2 1/2 to 3 hours.
  3. Cool, then process in a blender or food processor until smooth. Return to the kettle and stir in white wine and sherry. Reheat on low for about 45 minutes.

Makes 20 servings.