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Black bean soup

Ingredients

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.

Scrumptious!

(recipe provided by Gauthami)

Puerto Rican Bean Soup

Another recipe passed on to me by my friend Pavani

Ingredients:
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.

Enjoy!