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Black bean soup


1 lb black beans
3 small peppers
4 garlic cloves
2 medium sized onions
4 tablespoons tomato sauce
4 tablespoons olive oil or salad oil
salt to taste

Pick black beans over, wash and soak over night. Cook in same water  for at least one hour.

Heat a little oil in heavy skillet. Add washed  and chopped onions. Take seeds out of peppers and slice fairly fine. Add minced garlic and tomato sauce. Add a little water to prevent sticking. Cook slowly until tender. Add all the cooked black beans along with the water; cook slowly for maybe two hours or until beans are done. Add salt to taste. Serve with white or yellow rice. Or better yet, take some pickled jalapenos, salsa  and a table spoon of sour cream in a bowl. Add the warm black bean soup and serve hot.


(recipe provided by Gauthami)

Puerto Rican Bean Soup

Another recipe passed on to me by my friend Pavani

Goya small red beans
Goya Sofrito about 3-4 tablespoons
One envelope of Sazon (with culantro y achote)
4 tablespoons of olive oil
3-4 cloves of fresh garlic (minced fine)
10 green olives stuffed with pimento
about dozen capers
1 can of tomato sauce
1/2 cup water
salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp of oregano

Heat oil in a pan. Add garlic and fry till lightly brown. Then  add olives, capers and sofrito, cook for about 2 minutes. Add sazon, tomato sauce and water.  Add can of beans or cooked dry beans. Cook on low heat for about 20 minutes.