I’ve spent years trying to figure out how to make a really good Black Bean Soup. Sure, you can go on the big, fat, liar known as the Internet and find thousands of recipes for Black Bean Soup.
But I was looking for good soup and sometimes Internet recipes aren’t what you’d call … good.
I discovered this fact one day while looking for a new macaroni and cheese recipe. I found several that called for chicken and Kraft cheese slices. That right there scared me away from using the Internet as a recipe source. Well, that and the plethora of *5 star* squirrel recipes that can be found.
So one day on a whim I put a call out on Facebook proclaiming my need for the perfect Black Bean Soup recipe. 2 conditions. It must not contain tomatoes (because in my mind Black Bean Soup with tomatoes in it, is tomato soup) and … it must be good.
A reader steered me towards a recipe for Brazilian Black Bean Soup on Epicurious.com. It was indeed an Internet recipe, but Epicurious can be trusted for the most part, (they don’t feature a single recipe featuring squirrel) plus there wasn’t a tomato to be seen. It was almost perfect. I fiddled with it a bit, changed a few ingredients and screwed around with the spices. Several batches later I think I finally have the perfect Black Bean Soup.
I didn’t steer you wrong with the Antojitos did I? No. No, I did not. So I suggest if you’re looking for the perfect Black Bean Soup recipe, you try this one.
It’s good. Even though it is on the Internet. But the difference between the regular Internet and MY Internet, is MY Internet doesn’t lie.
And just so you aren’t in for any surprises … about an hour after eating this soup, you WILL toot. A lot. You will toot a great deal.
The good news is … it won’t be as bad as a squirrel toot. They’re the worst.