Welcome back to Easy Freezer Meals. Today we are making a recipe that someone sent me to try out and I loved it so much we made 20 gallons of it!!! I think you are going to love this soup. It’s bold, flavorful, smokey, loaded with creamy beans, and makes for a great quick freezer meal when you are looking for something different.
We have made some slight modifications to the original recipe but the original recipe can be found here: https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/dave-lieberman/black-bean-soup-recipe-1916368
Recipe (adapted from original): Makes roughly 10 Quarts
Can be doubled or cut in half…😊
3 pounds Dried Black Beans (or 10 – 15oz cans)
2 pound of diced onions
2 pound bacon sliced
1/4 cup of minced garlic
4.5 quarts of ck stock
3 pounds of diced tomatoes (or diced tomatoes in a can with juice)
1 cup of ketchup
1/4 cup of Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup chili powder
Juice from 1 lemon
7 oz of cilantro
Pepper to taste
Salt to taste
If you will be using dried black beans then you will want to soak them overnight in a pot of water. I like to cook the black beans in some chicken stock in my pressure cooker (faster). On very low heat I let my beans cook till the pressure release valve (on 15psi) goes off then I set a timer for 8-9 minutes. I also like to reserve a little of the cooking liquid to add back into my soup (but that’s just me). If you use canned black beans you can drain then but don’t rinse them off. The little bit of extra starch will help thicken your soup..
Here we go:
Crisp bacon in a pot. Once crispy add the onions and cook till soft and translucent. Next add the garlic and cook for 3 minutes more on a medium heat. Add the tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, chicken stock, lemon juice, chili powder, and black beans unrinsed. Cook on a medium high heat till it starts to simmer. Reduce heat and cook uncovered for 20 minutes. Add the cilantro and cook another 5 minutes more. The soup will begin to thicken a bit. As soon as that happens adjust the seasoning as needed with salt and pepper and enjoy for dinner. Let the rest cool and freeze for a delicious freezer meal later.
If you have any questions be sure to let me know. If you make it I would love to hear how it turned out for you..
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