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Black Bean and Callaloo Soup – Puerto Rican Style

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Black Bean and Callaloo Soup – Puerto Rican Style
by James Belardo

This hearty Black bean and Callaloo soup is stylized with the Caribbean flair saluting the island of Puerto Rico.

Ingredients
2 cans black beans
1 big bunch callaloo leaves
1-2 Caribbean yams cut into 1/2 inch cubes
2 oz. pork belly, pancetta or 2-3 strips bacon, cut up into small pieces
1/4-1/3 cup Zio’s Recaito (Puerto Rican Sofrito) (try our homemade version)
1 small onion, cut
2-3 cloves garlic, diced
1-2 carrots, cut into small pieces
3-4 celery stalks
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp olive oil
4 cups Vegetable or Chicken stock (try our homemade version)
4 cups water
Salt and Pepper to taste
1/2 Scotch Bonnet Pepper (seeds removed) – optional
Lime Wedges

Directions
1. In a large dutch oven, heat 1 tbsp of olive oil and 1 tbsp of coconut oil. Cook the diced pork belly (pancetta or bacon) until golden brown (mix often).
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2. Add the onions and when they begin to turn a bit translucent, add the diced garlic and the optional Scotch Bonnet Pepper (seeds removed).
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3. Once the garlic begins to soften add the recaito
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4. add the carrots and celery. Let simmer for 5 minutes.
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5. Once the carrots and celery have been cooking for about 5 minutes, add the cubed Caribbean yams. Let cook for an additional 5 minutes or so.
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6. Once the yam has been cooking for about 5 minutes add once cup of water and let come to a simmer.
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7. Add one cup of stock at a time, alternating with the water, allowing the soup to come to a simmer before adding another.
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8. add the beans and let cook for 5 minutes
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9. add some salt and pepper (to taste)
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10. add the callaloo, cover pot and let cook for 10-20 minutes (stirring frequently).
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11. Salt and pepper to taste…
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12. Serve with a wedge of lime 

Enjoy

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Written by Zio James

October 24, 2016 at 6:08 PM

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