I have made this soup for years but have always added cubed ham to it after blending it of course. I love the flavor of the ham and beans together.
Ok.Nice for a bean soup. Not tons of punch. Might add some red pepper flakes or spicy peppers next time.
I made this for a soup/salad dinner and thought it was very good. I had added a stalk of chopped celery in with the peppers and onions. I had to cook longer than the recipe said in order to get the beans done. maybe next time I will try a crock pot and let it cook all day. will make again for sure.
Made this last night. It was just ok. I added chopped bok choy and lots of herbs and spices to give it flavor, but it was still missing depth.
Very good. I was a little pressed for time, so I didn't use dried beans. Instead, I used a can of pinto beans and a can light red kidney beans. I also added about 8 oz of kale. I eyeballed all the spices, and found it perfectly spiced. Will definitely make it again.
Easy to make, freezes well, nice smokey flavor. Will definitely make again!
This is a great recipe, BUT BEWARE WHEN BLENDING. Do not blend this, or any, soup while it is hot. You need to let the 3 cups that you are going to blend cool down before blending, and then only blend about one cup at a time. Otherwise the pressure from the heat will blow the top off of your blender, burning you and making a mess in your kitchen! Hard to believe that they don't mention this in the recipe. Other than that warning, this soup has a delicious smoky flavor and nice texture. Very good!