Black Bean Soup

Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Notes: I use what is left of a ham after we have eaten most of it. Boil ham bone then pick the meat off and chop. Discard the water.

Preparation: If you have time, soak beans in water then rinse. Chop ham, onion and pepper.


  1. In a big pot, add all the ingredients and enough water to cover. Careful with the cayenne pepper.
  2. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to medium-low.
  3. Check water level and stir regularly - black beans seem to stick a lot.
  4. Check the beans for softness after 45 minutes. Continue cooking until beans are tender but not overcooked.

Source: Tim Kelly


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