Tuesday, April 17, 2012
"Work or Lose Benefits" Black Bean Soup
Mitt Romney is an angel straight from heaven! He cares so much about low-income moms...and how "they need the dignity of work." I guess he would spare women the option of the hardest job in the world...being a stay-at-home mom. Poor Ann...no dignity for HER.
WORK OR LOSE BENEFITS
Black Bean Soup
Makes 8 servings, 1 cup each
This soup does not require a lot of work, AND it benefits your health. Plus, at 0.72/serving, you don't need to be a billionaire wife to afford it.
1 lb. dry black beans
1/2 cup chopped onion
4 cloves garlic
1 meaty ham bone
2 bay leaves
1 quart chicken stock
1/2 tsp. each ground cumin, freshly ground black pepper
Place beans in medium sauce pot with enough water to cover by 2 inches. Bring to a boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, cover, and let stand 1 hour.
Meanwhile, add onions, garlic, ham bone, bay leaves, chicken stock and black pepper to slow cooker. Cook on HIGH for 1 hour.
Drain beans. Add to slow cooker. Cook on LOW 4 hours or until beans are tender. Remove ham bone; chop any meat remaining on bone into small dice and stir into soup. Serve with chopped cilantro and sour cream, if desired.
I like to make this soup a few days after I've served a ham for dinner. If you don't have a leftover ham bone, ask your butcher if he has a bone that you can purchase. You can also substitute a smoked turkey wing for the ham bone.
Substitute ground red pepper (cayenne) for black pepper if you like a spicier soup.
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