I always try to eat delicious food. Unfortunately I don't have that much money, so I have to cook a lot of it at home. But thats OK because I love cooking and I love eating at home with my wife. This is a website with my favorite recipes and a little bit of commentary.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Louisville Style Black Bean Soup

Louisville seems to have it's own style of black bean soup. I have had black bean soup in a few different places and they all seem to have multiple different kinds of meat and sausage, from multiple different nationalities. We tried the recipe below and it was fairly tasty.

Louisville Style Black Bean Soup

3/4 pounds kielbasa sausage

3/4 pounds bratwurst

1 pounds ground Italian sausage

1/2 cup cubed ham

1 15 oz can chicken broth

¼ cup olive oil

¾ pound yellow onion

3 tablespoons minced garlic

2 15-ounce cans black beans

2 cups water

2 bay leaves

2 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon oregano

1 teaspoon basil

½ teaspoon cayenne

¾ teaspoon thyme

¼ cup dry parsley

¼ cup corn starch

4 ounces red wine

1 teaspoon ground black pepper

Brown the kielbasa and bratwurst in a skillet until thoroughly cooked. Slice into pieces and reserve. Brown the Italian sausage and ham pieces.

In the bottom of a Dutch Oven saute the onions and garlic in the olive oil. Add beans, water, chicken broth and all the herbs and seasonings and bring to a boil.

Drain the Italian sausage and add to the mixture.

Drain the fat from Kielbasa and Bratwurst. Add to beans.

Cook for 1 hour.
Dissolve cornstarch in the red wine. Add to boiling soup. Cook for 2 minutes and your soup is ready. Serve with sour cream and diced red onion garnish.