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African Bean Soup
From: Bob Schumaker
  • 3 Tbsp margarine or soy spread
  • 2 cups carrots thinly sliced
  • 12 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup black eye peas dry
  • 1 cup navy beans dry
  • 1 cup green pepper diced
  • 3 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 cup salted peanuts chopped
  • 2 Tbsp onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp basil leaves crushed
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground coriander
1. Melt margarine in large stock pot.
Add carrots. Cook for 5 minutes.

2. Add water, black eyed peas, navy beans, green pepper, salt, and crushed red pepper (add more water, if necessary, to cover).

3. Cook, covered, until ingredients are tender, 1 1/2-2 hours.

4. Add peanuts, onion powder, basil, and coriander during last 10-15 minutes of cooking.

5. Taste to correct seasonings.
Soup should be thick.

NOTES: If you want more of a peanut flavor, add peanut butter (any kind) to taste during step 4.
I use about 1/2 of a cup.

RATING: Difficulty: easy.
Time: 15 minutes preparation, 2 hours cooking.
Precision: no need to measure.