This is a hearty and delicious soup even a meat-eater would love. Even better the second day. Substitute a poblano pepper for jalapeno pepper if desired.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr 25 mins
additional:
8 hrs
total:
9 hrs 40 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place black beans into a large container and cover with several inches of cool water; let stand 8 hours to overnight. Drain beans and rinse with fresh water.

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  • Heat oil in a large Dutch oven or stockpot over medium heat; cook and stir yellow onion, paprika, and cumin seeds until fragrant, about 3 minutes. Add red bell pepper, green bell pepper, garlic, oregano, and bay leaves; cook and stir until onion is translucent and bell peppers are tender, 6 to 8 minutes.

  • Mix vegetable stock, black beans, tempeh, rum, and jalapeno pepper into onion mixture. Increase heat to medium-high, bring to a simmer, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook until beans are tender, about 45 minutes.

  • Pour water into bean mixture; season with 1 1/2 teaspoons salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until beans begin to fall apart and soup thickens, 30 to 40 minutes; season with salt and pepper. Remove and discard bay leaves from soup.

  • Ladle soup into bowls and garnish with hard-boiled eggs and red onion.

Nutrition Facts

356 calories; protein 18g 36% DV; carbohydrates 47.5g 15% DV; fat 10.2g 16% DV; cholesterol 36mg 12% DV; sodium 883.8mg 35% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
08/28/2016
Made as written except that I used fresh oregano and chose to use only 1 bell pepper due to personal preference. Black beans always seem hard to flavor to me but this recipe seasoned them nicely. It never really thickened for me so next time I will eliminate the water that gets added in step 4. I'm also not a vegetarian so I'll use real bacon next time but this was a great alternative for people that don't eat pork. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/27/2016
Made as written except that I used fresh oregano and chose to use only 1 bell pepper due to personal preference. Black beans always seem hard to flavor to me but this recipe seasoned them nicely. It never really thickened for me so next time I will eliminate the water that gets added in step 4. I'm also not a vegetarian so I'll use real bacon next time but this was a great alternative for people that don't eat pork. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2019
Delicious. Changes HM chicken stock fresh spices from Penzys can Rotel tomatoes mild w/green chili and a splash of balsamic. Thickened w Masa. Served w Tortilla chips... SO good!!! Read More