Simple Black Bean Soup

READY IN: 14hrs 15mins
Recipe by Chef Jean

This is an easy to make soup, but has a very simple flavor. I like to make it and add different flavors for a quick lunch or snack. I use salsa and sour cream, or rice, ham and green onions, or just load it up with cheeses.

Top Review by Dreamer in Ontario

I really enjoyed this soup. The supermarket didn't have any pork hocks, smoked or otherwise, so I substituted smoked sausage. I also added some leftover veggies that I had in the fridge. I love how easy it is to throw together - not even an onion to chop. My soup ended up being more watery than I expected. Next time I would add less water only adjusting the quantity if necessary. Made for Spring 2010 PAC.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse and sort the beans. Cover them with several inches of water and soak overnight.
  2. Drain the beans and put in large pot.
  3. Add the water, broth and ham hock. Bring to a boil then turn down to a simmer. Simmer for about 2 hours.
  4. Add additional water if beans become visible.
  5. Remove ham hock and let cool just until you can safely handle it.
  6. Remove the skin from the ham hock and discard. Finely dice the meat and discard the bone.
  7. Puree about half the beans in a blender or with a emulsion blender.
  8. Return the pureed beans to the pot and add the diced ham.
  9. Add seasonings and taste. Adjust if needed.

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