Brazilian Black Bean Soup

Ingredients

2 cups dried black beans soaked in water
over night
4 cups water
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 cups chopped onion
10 mediums garlic cloves crushed
2 teaspoons cumin
2 teaspoons salt
1 medium carrot diced
1 medium green pepper diced
1 1/2 cups orange juice
black pepper to taste

Preparation

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Optional toppings: sour creamcilantrosalsa
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The orange juice and the cumin give a great taste to this soup. We did it without toppings.
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Recipe given to me by a Brazilian who said that she never heard of that soup in Brazil. Brazil is a large country...
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1. Place the soaked beans in a pot with 4 cups of water. Bring to a boil, cover, and simmer until tender - about 1 1/4 hour.
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2. Heat oil in a skillet. Add onion, half the garlic, cumin, salt and carrot. Saute over medium heat until the carrot is just tender. Add the rest of the garlic and the diced green pepper. Saute another 10 to 15 minutes.
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3. Add the vegetables to the cooked beans (keep the black water), stir in the orange juice,add black and cayenne peppers.
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4. To thicken the soup, puree some of it in a blender or food processor and return it to the pot. Simmer over low heat for 10 to 15 minutes more.

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Yield:

1.0 servings

Added:

Friday, December 11, 2009 - 3:18am

Creator:

Anonymous

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