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I'm Cindy, and I love to cook! And, I love to eat... hence the size of my rear end! I come from a long line of cooks. My great great Grandmother was a cook in the original Harvey Houses. My grandmother Julia was an awesome cook, and my mom was incredible. I owe my skills to these great women. Especially my Mom who said this to me about making gravy... "Cindy Lynn, wallpaper paste is wallpaper paste & gravy is gravy. Never the two shall meet!" Shall we say my first experience at making gravy left a little bit to be desired! Thank the high heavens my cooking skills have improved since then! Enjoy!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Black Bean Soup

I really love black bean soup. And, I truly enjoy cooking things that take a long time to cook. The preparation, and anticipation of the savory meal waiting for you at the end of the cook time... it's fantastic. Hope you enjoy these wonderful black beans. We sure did!


Package of Black Beans
8 slices of bacon
1 white onion, finely chopped
1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
3 cups chicken broth + 1/3 cup for deglazing pan
3 cups water


Either soak the beans overnight, or follow quick soak instructions on package. Drain and rinse beans.

Cut the bacon slices in half lengthwise, and then into small pieces. Cook bacon in soup pot until done. Soak about half the bacon grease out of the pan with a paper towel. Add onions, jalapeno and garlic. Cook until onion is translucent.

Add 1/3 cup of chicken broth to pan to deglaze. Add beans back into the pot. Add chicken broth and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and partially cover pan with lid. Cook for 3 to 4 hours, or until desired doneness is achieved.

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1 comment:

Columbo said...

I just loved the Black Bean Soup. I had fun doing the tasting during preparation. Try this it is a keeper.

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