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Black Bean Soup (Sopa de Frijoles Negros)
By Melissa's Corporate Chefs

Black Bean Soup (Sopa de Frijoles Negros)

1 pound Black Beans
1 tablespoon Cooking Oil
1/2 cup Onion diced
3 cloves Peeled Garlic chopped
1 Organic Bell Pepper or Enjoya Pepper chopped
1/2 cup Organic Celery chopped
1/2 cup Cilantro chopped
Salt and Fresh Ground Black Pepper to taste

Cover beans with water and soak overnight. Rinse and drain several times. Cook with at least 7 cups of water for 3 hours. Add more water if needed. When the beans are tender, add the remaining ingredients and cook another ½ hour.

To serve, you may want to add any or all of the following:

Fresh lemon juice, Tabasco, sour cream, chives, green onions.

Or add one or two eggs, cook for another 2-3 minutes, serve with flour or corn tortillas.