Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Vegan Cuban Black Bean Soup

This soup is warming, nutritious and so earthy, it'll be your next favorite.

For this recipe you will need:

-2 cans of black turtle beans.
-Olive oil, enough to sautee.
-1 medium onion, finely chopped.
-2 carrots, diced.
-1 cuban or hungarian pepper, seeded and minced.
-1 jalapeno or other hot pepper, seeded and minced.
-2 tsp freshly ground cumin.
-1 tsp oregano.
-2 cloves of garlic, minced.
-salt to taste.
-1 liter of stock (vegetable or otherwise)

In a large dutch oven, saute onion, carrots, peppers and cumin until softned and fragrant. Mash one of the two cans of beans with a potato masher until fairly mashed through and add garlic cloves to puree. Add the pureed beans and whole beans to the pot and cover with stock. Boil and simmer for about 30 minutes. Serve with freshly chopped scallions or cilantro.

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