Black Bean Soup

Recipe by Melaine
READY IN: 10hrs
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Sort and wash beans; place in a large dutch oven Cover with water 2 inches above beans; let soak at least 8 hours.
  • Drain Well.
  • Add chicken broth, 2 cups water, ham hocks, salt pork, and bay leaf to beans; bring mixture to a boil.
  • Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1 1/2 hours.
  • Remove ham hocks and salt pork. Discard bone and fat; return ham to soup mixture.
  • Add onion and remaining ingredients, except lemon slices.
  • Cover and simmer 2 hours. Remove bay leaf. Partially mash beans with a potato mashers, Garnish each bowl of soup with lemon slices, if desired.
  • Can use 1 can chopped green chiles instead of serrano peppers and it will not be as hot.
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