40 Days of Soup: Day 34 Black bean and Cumin

Quick, make a soup, more family is coming for the holidays. (Two sons already home, a family of 4 coming tonight.) So, throw a bag of dried black beans in a crock pot on high with plenty of water to start things off.

Well, here’s the recipe:


1 lb bag of dried black beans

2 onions

2 Tablespoons garlic, minced

1 bell pepper, chopped

1 lb smoked beef sausage, sliced

2 large cans diced tomatoes

3 Tablespoons ground cumin

4 cups cooked rice (2 cups uncooked rice, I used my rice cooker)

15 beef bouillon cubes, dissolve in 6-7 cups of boiling water

*Optional for spicy flavor: jalapeno slices (yes, I still have some from the very large can of them.)


In the morning, put bag of rinsed dry black beans in crockpot and cover with water up to 1 inch from top, turn on high and leave it. Later that day saute onions and bell pepper in oil for about 5 minutes then add garlic and sliced sausage and cook until sausage is browned. Add to black beans. Add tomatoes, cumin, rice and dissolved bouillon. Allow to cook to blend flavors at least 30 minutes but can be longer….as longer as you want. This will thicken because of the rice and may need more water or can be more like a rice casserole dish. 🙂


About deairby

From a small Mississippi town and have lived my adult life in the south. I am the wife of Tom Irby since 1974, mother of 8, grandmother of 8, lover of Truth, previous owner of The Baron York Tea Room Cafe and Gift Shop (7 years), cookbook writer, moderator of the Small Business forum on Social Media Examiner, enjoy life and all the adventure God brings my way.
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