I live where black beans are a favorite, and I wanted black bean soup with a different taste. The results were wonderfully delicious. Serve with corn muffins. This recipe freezes well. Enjoy.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Simmer beans, water, ham bone, broth, and salt for 1 1/2 hours.

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  • Discard ham bone. Puree about 1/2 of soup; pour back into pot.

  • Saute onion, tomato, and meat in oil until onion is soft. Stir in vinegar, and then add mixture to beans. Simmer for 20 minutes. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

311 calories; protein 19g; carbohydrates 43g; fat 7.4g; cholesterol 5.6mg; sodium 1801.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2004
This recipe was delicious. I substituted the ham for some spicy smoked sausage and added some garlic and WOW! I have been looking for a black bean soup recipe like this and lucked out with this one. I served it with some fresh home made bread. P.S soaking beans overnight cuts down on cooking time. Thank you! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/09/2005
I did not like the vinegar in there at all. Read More
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82 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 35
  • 4 star values: 31
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2004
This recipe was delicious. I substituted the ham for some spicy smoked sausage and added some garlic and WOW! I have been looking for a black bean soup recipe like this and lucked out with this one. I served it with some fresh home made bread. P.S soaking beans overnight cuts down on cooking time. Thank you! Read More
(52)
Rating: 4 stars
07/07/2003
I had been looking for a basic recipe for black bean soup. I first tried this recipe as written and didn't cover the pot. It took an extra hour to cook the beans. I loved the soup as did my family. I also added tabasco. This time I'm making it without the vinegar to make it a basic black bean soup. It still tastes wonderful. Read More
(36)
Rating: 4 stars
11/11/2007
This was so easy to make. I soaked the beans for extra tenderness and ended up using a smoked turkey leg instead of the ham bone. When it was done I pulled the meat off the bone and used that instead of the cubed ham. I also added garlic black pepper and a little cayenne as well as a little extra salt since the turkey was not as salty as a ham bone would have been. I followed the rest of the recipe exactly and it was really quite good. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/15/2005
Very good soup. We made it with just the ham hock and without the ham. Also being from New Mexico we added quite a bit of spice. We used a can of Rotel instead of the tomato added some crushed red pepper red chili powder and habanero powder to give it some kick. Served it with green chile cornbread. We will definitely make this again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/24/2004
Very good! I did reduce the amount of water and I added about a teaspoon of cocoa. And DO NOT leave out the vinegar it gives the soup the best flavor! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/18/2005
This was very good (will make anything to use up all this ham). I had a strong urge to use my food processor to puree some of the beans but didn't. I didn't think it needed a full TBS of salt. We added some spices. Thank you. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/18/2007
OMG!! This is beyond great 5 stars is not nearly enough I have eaten "hocks & beans" all my life - but I have never had anything close to this. Absolutely delish! I used pintos & omitted the vinegar a new all time favorite thank you for sharing... =p Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/02/2008
Very good. I followed other comments and replaced the vinegar with Tabasco and used Rotel tomatoes in placed of fresh. I also substituted smoked sausage for the ham bone and ham. Next time I am adding more smoked sausage and beans (I like a thicker soup) and using a bit less Tabasco if I use Rotel but the same amount if regular canned tomatoes. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/09/2005
I did not like the vinegar in there at all. Read More
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