Consider your guests' palates. Prepared per the recipe, this soup is very much spicier than typical Jamaican restaurant bean soups; the heat is "up front" instead of behind the flavor. Also, even if the stock is salt-free two teaspoons of added salt is too much, given the amount of bacon used.
This was good. I kind of cheated and used two 15 oz. cans of black beans and two 15 oz. cans of refried black beans. Therefore, I cut back the stock to 4 cups. Very good comfort food! Reviewed for My-3-chefs 2009.