Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

This has been modified for low sodium diet. You can substitute soup base and 1/2 cup of water with same amount of low sodium chicken stock. For more flavor, use one small smoked ham hock. Preparation time does not include time to soak beans overnight.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cover beans with 2 inches cold water, bring to boil for 2 minutes, remove and soak overnight.
  2. Drain, rinse, cover with 1 inch water and add 1/2 of the chopped onion, 1/2 of the chopped green pepper, 1/2 of garlic, 1/2 of bayleaves, 1/2 soup base, and ham bone.
  3. Saute remaining onion, pepper, garlic, and then add oregano, cumin, vinegar, worchestershire sauce, wine, and liquid smoke to taste.
  4. Cover mixture, boil for 2 minutes, and cook for 1 hour.
  5. Serve with small amount of rice and/or diced onion on top of soup.