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Black Bean Soup

November 12th, 2008 · 6 Comments

Black Bean SoupA new twist on the southwest favorite, this version uses a quick soak to get the beans soft faster and some smoked turkey sausage in place of ham hocks for a healthier and high fiber treat. Serve it with a dollop of sour cream and some finely chopped green onions on top for a warm treat on a cold night. Just in time for the cooler temps heading your way this holiday season.

Ingredients
1 Lb. Black beans, sorted and rinsed
6 Cups Water
1 Tbsp Olive oil
2 Cups Onions, small diced
1 Cup Celery, small diced
1 ½ Cups Carrots, medium diced
1 Tbsp Thyme, fresh, chopped
1 Tbsp Oregano, fresh, chopped
1 Tbsp Garlic, minced
½ Cup Green onions, chopped
½ Lb Turkey sausage, medium diced
6 Cups Chicken stock
1 Each Bay leaf
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
To taste Salt and white pepper

Preparation Steps
1. Put the sorted and rinsed black beans into the stock pot and cover with the 6 cups of water. Bring to a boil for 2 minutes then turn off the heat and cover for 2 hours to complete a quick soak.
2. Drain the liquid off the black beans in a colander and rinse with cold water.
3. Dry out the stock pot and heat the olive oil until hot and sauté the onions, celery and carrots until soft.
4. Add the fresh herbs and garlic and stir well to incorporate. Turn up the heat and add the turkey sausage and green onions and sauté another 5 minutes stirring occasionally.
5. Add the chicken stock, bay leaf and Worcestershire, bring to a boil and then reduce heat to simmer.
6. Simmer 3 hours and stir every 45 – 60 minutes. Season to taste with salt and white pepper. Serve with a dollop of sour cream if desired (optional)
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6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 BeFoodieNo Gravatar // Nov 12, 2008 at 10:49 am

    This seems so delicious!! (and quite healthy) I’d still be happy if there were no meat inside, but I bet it goes well with it.
    I wanna be a chef when I grow up :))))) Why can’t I cook good dishes? :)) I guess I Need loads of experience!

  • 2 Ryan BoudreauxNo Gravatar // Nov 12, 2008 at 11:16 am

    In time BeFoodie in due time! And another way of looking at it is from this quote: “Learn from the mistakes of others, as there is not enough time to learn from only your own.”

  • 3 DrickNo Gravatar // Nov 13, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    This sounds right up my alley, even with out the ham hocks…thanks chef, I appreciate learning from you…keep ’em coming

  • 4 foodloveeNo Gravatar // Nov 13, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    I can taste it.it’s so yum!

  • 5 TrixNo Gravatar // Nov 14, 2009 at 10:14 am

    I love black beans, and this looks like a mighty fine way to enjoy them!

  • 6 Cookin' CanuckNo Gravatar // Nov 15, 2009 at 12:01 am

    I like the addition of smoked turkey sausage in here – sounds delicious!