Black Bean Soup from Dried Beans

Recipe by Orions Wife
READY IN: 10hrs
SERVES: 8-10




  • In a large pot,soak the beans in 2 quarts of cold water overnight, or in 2 quarts of boiling water for an hour or two.
  • After soaking, or the next day, drain the beans and cover them with fresh water.
  • Bring the beans to a boil over medium-high heat.
  • Reduce the heat. You want the beans to simmer gently for most of the cooking process.
  • Cover the pot and simmer the beans for an hour.
  • Add more water, if needed, to keep the beans covered.
  • Taste the beans after an hour and see if they are tender.
  • If they are, then you can add the vegetables now; if not, let them cook another 30 minutes and try again.
  • When the beans are perfectly tender add the vegetable oil, chopped vegetables and seasonings.
  • Taste and add salt if you think it needs it.
  • Put the lid back on and simmer the soup for another 30 minutes, or until the carrots are tender.
  • The soup will be rich and dark with vibrant colors from the vegetables peeking through.
  • When everything is tender, it's ready to serve.