How to make it

  • Place the beans in a large soup pot or Dutch oven, add 5 cups water, and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat, cover, and soak for 1 hour. Drain the beans, reserving 3 cups of the soaking liquid.
  • Return beans and the reserved liquid to the pot. Add the chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, uncovered, until the beans are tender. 30 to 35 minutes.
  • Stir in the chopped onions, garlic, carrot, cilantro, oregano, cumin, 1 tsp salt, the Scotch bonnet pepper, and the studded orange. Raise the heat, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Remove and discard the studded orange, cut the tips off each plantain. Slit the skin lengthwise down the ribs, and unwrap the fruit. Quarter the plantains, then cut them crosswise into 1/2 inch cubes. Add the plantains and sausage to the beans. Continue simmering, uncovered, until the fruit is tender and the sausage is heated through, about 5 minutes longer.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the orange juice. Adjust the seasoning with salt if necessary. Ladle the soup into warmed bowls and garnish with chopped red onion. Serve immediately.

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  • ttaaccoo 4 years ago
    Love love love this black bean soup with fresh oranges! Thank you very very!!! trish btw--you are so righton re time cooking black beans--they take much more time than pintos to get to the "liquory" state. (but well worth it!!)
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  • vikirose13 9 years ago
    Love black beans! this recipe looks like a winner. Viktoria
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  • cookinggood 9 years ago
    Great recipe. I would never have thought to put the plaintains in it!
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    " It was excellent "
    goblue434 ate it and said...
    Interesting Blend Of Flavors Going On In There. We All Love Soup And This Is Another Good One. Great Share, Thnx.
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    " It was excellent "
    dragonwings647 ate it and said...
    Oh, This sounds great. Thanks
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  • micuisine 9 years ago
    Oh, Wow! This looks really yummy! My kids will really like this one. Thanks for posting it!
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    " It was excellent "
    dollhead ate it and said...
    This sounds excellent! What a wonderful blend of flavors. Thanks for the share.
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  • katcooks 9 years ago
    Looks great- I hope to try this. What a neat addition- the clove studded orange. You have posted some great recipes.
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