Simple Spicy Black Bean Soup recipe that can be prepared on the stove or in the pressure cooker. Layer ingredients in a jar for a delicious gift.
3cupsdried black beansabout 1 ½ pounds
1cupdried navy or great northern beansabout ½ pound
1tablespoondried onion flakes
¼-1/2teaspoon crushed red pepper flakesmore or less to taste
2teaspoonstomato soup bullion
Stove Top: Combine all ingredients in a large soup pot with 12 cups of water. Bring to a boil then simmer for 1 ½ to 2 hours, until beans are very tender and the soup is thick.
Mash with potato masher or immersion blender if desired. Add additional water if needed.
Pressure Cooker: Combine all ingredients in a pressure cooker with 8 cups of water. Cook on high pressure for 30 minutes. Let the pressure release naturally. Remove bay leaves. Mash beans with potato masher or an immersion blender if desired. Add additional water if needed.
To give this as a gift, layer the beans in a 1 quart mason jar, alternating black and navy beans for contrast. Combine seasonings and put in a small plastic bag or a folded piece of parchment paper. Place on top of beans and close the jar.Attach these instructions.
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