Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs
One of the local favorites in Costa Rica, it's a wonderful and comforting meal. Black beans are the best in my opinion! I would recommend spicing this up a little with some hot sauce or even some slices of fresh hot peppers! It's very simple to make as well.
- 2 cups dried black beans (substitute with red beans or pinto beans)
- 6 eggs
- 2⁄3 cup lard or 2⁄3 cup vegetable oil
- 8 cups water
- 1 1⁄2 cups yellow onions, diced
- 1 cup red bell pepper, chopped
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1⁄4 cup cilantro, chopped
- 1 celery rib, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, crushed
- 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves, diced
- salt and pepper
- Rinse beans well.
- Soak beans in water in a saucepan for 2 hours.
- Bring to a boil.
- Cover and simmer until beans are soft about 1 ½ hours. Remove from heat.
- Puree beans with their liquid, onions, bell peepers, oregano, cilantro, celery, garlic, and cilantro in a blender.
- Transfer to a saucepan and heat the soup at medium low temperature.
- Poach eggs in soup.
- Serve hot w/ fried flour or corn tortillas.
Great tasting soup, even without the eggs! I made the soup as directed & I did poach an egg for my first bowl, just to see what it was like ~ MOST ENJOYABLE, but since my other half is on a cholesterol-lowering kick, I left the eggs out of the rest! Wouldn't even mind trying it again with some not-so-hot peppers! [Made & reviewed while touring South & Central America on the Zaar World Tour 4]
A very nice soup! The guys at our house really enjoyed the eggs in this tasty soup. Daughter and I skipped the eggs but ended up putting some Recipe#307564 in our second bowl of soup. These two recipes worked quite well together. When daughter moves out, I'm going to make this again with the suggested hot peppers. (-; Made for ZWT4.
ZWT4: Wowza!! This was delicious!! Just like I remembered it tasting from my trip to Costa Rica over 13 years ago!! Thank you for posting it!