Total Time
15hrs 15mins
Prep 12 hrs 15 mins
Cook 3 hrs

A creamy soup with a touch of Caribbean flavor. If using canned beans, reduce cooking time to 40 minutes after adding the beans. You may also use 2 (7.5 ounce) cans flaked ham if you desire a different flavor. Add ham to cooking pot after adding broth.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a medium-size stock pot, add dried black beans and 6 cups of water, cover and let soak overnight.
  2. In another large stock pot, heat olive oil and add onion, minced garlic and chopped celery. Saute until the vegetables are softened.
  3. Drain and rinse soaked black beans. Add pre-soaked beans or drain and rinsed canned beans to vegetable mixture along with 2 cups water and broth. Bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer.
  4. Add cayenne pepper and ground cumin. Partially cover the pot and simmer over low heat for 2 to 2 1/2 hours, or until beans are soft.
  5. Puree soup in batches in food processor or blender. Return pureed soup to stock pot and simmer.
  6. Add vinegar, sherry, soy sauce and pepper. Serve hot with a dollop of sour cream of yogurt and chopped green onions.