Jamaican Chef Ajeen Beckford Black Bean Soup

"A soup with a magic like no other. i really would like to see chef Ajeen and Gordon Ramsey face off or Bobby Flay. Mellisa from New York"
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins
4 4qt




  • Combine the beans and stock and bring to a simmer, covered, for 2 hours.
  • Remove half of the beans from the pot. Puree and then return to the pot.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and simmer, covered for 1 hour.
  • Serve with cilantro sour cream.

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  1. TimothyW
    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.
  2. sbera007
    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.


i started cooking at the age of 15 in a small hotel located in Kingston Jamaica. My passion for cooking evolve tremendously and push me deeper to search for my place in the field. i have work on cruise ships and few international restaurants throughout the Caribbean, i then move on to college and major in culinary management. i was neglected by my mom at 6 mths. old and had a uphill journey to go ever since, it never deter me in my pursuit. i have manage to cook for some of the worlds well renown celebrates and have done well. To name a few, Will Smith when he came to Jamaica, Lennox Lewis personal chef, Bobby ourisman, many local celebrates in addition to visiting king, queen and prince to the island. so i would say i have had my fare share of exceeding expectations and i have done well. i have manage to bestowed with a number of awards to name a few. Runner Chef of the Caribbean 2007, distinguished Jamaican Chef 2008. Gold medalist in local culinary competitions and the list goes on.
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