Black Bean Country Soup - Ferrari-Carano

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Black Bean Country Soup

Soups and Salads

Serves 20 portions

Flavored with bacon, garlic and a bouquet garni, this black bean soup is perfect for a cold weather day. Make ahead and have it on hand when you’re short on time.

Bouquet Garni

01

Combine all ingredients for garni and tie securely in cheesecloth.

Black Bean Country Soup

01

In soup pot over medium heat, cook bacon until brown; remove; reserve. Cook onion, celery and leeks in bacon fat until tender. Add carrots and garlic; cook briefly to develop flavor. Add spices, bouquet garni, beans and stock. Add salt and bacon; bring to boil.

02

Reduce heat; cook at slow simmer until beans are tender, about 1-1/2 hours, adding water if necessary. Discard bouquet garni; add lime juice and cilantro, and a dollop of sour cream or crème fraîche.

Ingredients

Bouquet Garni

  • 1 tsp rosemary
  • 1 tsp peppercorns
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme
  • 1 bay leaf

Black Bean Country Soup

  • 3 oz bacon, sliced
  • 6 oz onion, diced
  • 6 oz celery, diced
  • 3 oz leeks, diced
  • 8 oz carrots, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled, ground
  • 4 tsp cumin, ground
  • 3 tsp coriander, ground
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper
  • 1 lb black beans, soaked
  • 2 qt chicken stock
  • 3 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice
  • Garnish with cilantro, chopped
  • A dollop of sour cream or crème fraîche on top