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Black Bean Soup I Recipe

Black Bean Soup I

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"I live where black beans are a favorite, and I wanted black bean soup with a different taste. The results were wonderfully delicious. Serve with corn muffins. This recipe freezes well. Enjoy."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    2 hrs

    2 hrs 10 mins


  1. Simmer beans, water, ham bone, broth, and salt for 1 1/2 hours.
  2. Discard ham bone. Puree about 1/2 of soup; pour back into pot.
  3. Saute onion, tomato, and meat in oil until onion is soft. Stir in vinegar, and then add mixture to beans. Simmer for 20 minutes. Serve hot.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 30, 2004

This recipe was delicious. I substituted the ham for some spicy smoked sausage and added some garlic and WOW! I have been looking for a black bean soup recipe like this and lucked out with this one. I served it with some fresh home made bread. P.S soaking beans overnight cuts down on cooking time. Thank you!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 09, 2005

I did not like the vinegar in there at all.

Nov 11, 2007

This was so easy to make. I soaked the beans for extra tenderness, and ended up using a smoked turkey leg instead of the ham bone. When it was done, I pulled the meat off the bone and used that instead of the cubed ham. I also added garlic, black pepper, and a little cayenne, as well as a little extra salt since the turkey was not as salty as a ham bone would have been. I followed the rest of the recipe exactly, and it was really quite good.

Jul 07, 2003

I had been looking for a basic recipe for black bean soup. I first tried this recipe as written and didn't cover the pot. It took an extra hour to cook the beans. I loved the soup, as did my family. I also added tabasco. This time, I'm making it without the vinegar, to make it a basic black bean soup. It still tastes wonderful.

Dec 15, 2005

Very good soup. We made it with just the ham hock, and without the ham. Also, being from New Mexico, we added quite a bit of spice. We used a can of Rotel instead of the tomato, added some crushed red pepper, red chili powder and habanero powder to give it some kick. Served it with green chile cornbread. We will definitely make this again!

Oct 24, 2004

Very good! I did reduce the amount of water and I added about a teaspoon of cocoa. And DO NOT leave out the vinegar, it gives the soup the best flavor!

Nov 18, 2005

This was very good (will make anything to use up all this ham). I had a strong urge to use my food processor to puree some of the beans but didn't. I didn't think it needed a full TBS of salt. We added some spices. Thank you.

May 18, 2007

OMG!! This is beyond great, 5 stars is not nearly enough I have eaten "hocks & beans" all my life - but I have never had anything close to this. Absolutely delish! I used pintos & omitted the vinegar, a new all time favorite, thank you for sharing... =p


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  • Calories
  • 311 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 43 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 6 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 7.4 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 10.2 g
  • 41%
  • Protein
  • 19 g
  • 38%
  • Sodium
  • 1802 mg
  • 72%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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