Black Bean Soup (coach House)

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Ready in 5 hours

Best Black Bean soup ever from the now closed Coach House Resturant in Greewich Village New York


1 pound Dried Black Beans
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 pound Raw cured ham; cut into i/2 inch cubes
4 cups Onion; chopped (finely)
1/3 cup Garlic; minced (finely)
14 cup Beef broth (low fat, low sodium)
Salt; to taste
Pepper; freshly ground to taste
1/4 teaspoon Cayenne; or more to taste
2 tablespoon Wine vinegar
1/4 cup Sherry; dry
ham; Finely chopped for garnish
lime; Thin slices for garnish
Onion; chopped, for garnish
1 cup Rice; cooked

Original recipe makes 12



Rinse beans well and pick over them to remove any foreign particles. Place beans in mixing bowl, add cold water to cover to a depth of four inches above the beans. Let stand overnight.

Heat oil in a soup kettle. Add the salt pork, cubbed ham, four cups shopped onions and garlic. Cook stirring, about 5 minutes until onions are translucent and salt pork rendered of its fat.

Drain beans well and add them to the kettle. Add broth and bring to the boil. Add salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper.. Partly cover and cook stirring ocassionally, about 4 hours.

Put half the soup with the beans through a food mill or sieve or use a blender.. Return to the kettle and stir, to blend with the remaining soup and beans. Add vinegar and dry sherry. Serve pipping hot with chopped onion, lime slices, chopped ham and rice.


A classic for many years in New York City.

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A classic for many years in New York City. [I posted this recipe.]
kbrisin 8y ago

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