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Costa Rican Black Bean Soup
From: Enjolinfam

This is a recipe I got by Cinda Sanners from her "Soup Buffet" show.

8 1 cup servings

  • 1 cup celery, finely diced
  • 1 medium sweet onion, finely diced
  • 1 medium red pepper, finely diced
  • 1 cup fresh tomato, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil or olive oil
  • 3 cups black beans, canned including liquid (4 - 15 oz. cans)
  • 3 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon celery salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon clove
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • salt
  • soy sour cream, can add a spoonful on top (optional)

In a large stock pot, sauté celery, onion, red pepper, tomatoes, garlic and ginger in oil over medium heat until vegetables are tender and onion is clear.

Add remaining ingredients, bring to a boil and simmer for 30 minutes. Serve hot.