Black Bean Soup With Honey

I made this yesterday, and today it’s SOOOO good!!

Romancing the Bee

black bean soup

The inspiration for this recipe was one that appeared in the New York Times Sunday Magazine on January 4, 1987.  The recipe looked so good that by the time I made it to the grocery store, all the black beans had been sold out!

Ingredients

1/2 pound smoked slab bacon with rind

1 1/2 cups finely chopped onions

1 1/2 cups finely chopped celery

1 1/2 cups finely diced carrots

1 bay leaf

1 tablespoon finely minced garlic

1 1/4 teaspoons dried thyme

4 tablespoons ground cumin

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/4 cup finely chopped fresh oregano leaves or 1 tablespoon dried oregano, crumbled

3 tablespoons tomato paste

16 cups rich chicken broth, preferably homemade and concentrated, or canned broth may be substituted

1 pound black turtle beans or other black beans, about 3 cups (soaked and drained)

6 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice

2 tablespoons honey

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3 thoughts on “Black Bean Soup With Honey

  1. 8256853canada@hotmail.ca says:

    Yum, I will be sure to try this recipe! Have you tried using raw honey as a beauty product? It works wonders on skin and hair, I found some methods at (www.benefitsrawhoney.com) it works better than any commercial product!

  2. Maybe do not try honey on your face. My daughter did and came out with a nasty rash.

    Thanks for the recipe. I am a sucker for soup and this looks good.

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