original post 10/29/20
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A huge thanks to Keisha from Kansas, USA for submitting this family recipe for
Salvadoran Sopa De Frijoles (bean soup)!
This recipe was passed down to her from her mother-in-law and sister-in-law. How cool is that?!
Salvadoran Sopa de Frijoles is traditionally cooked over an open flame with a clay pot. You can imagine how much flavor that imparts. Keisha nicely explains the difference as being "like cooking a steak in your kitchen or on the grill.... Either way, it's still pretty tasty!"
How to make Sopa de Frijoles
Find Keisha's family recipe below. I made a few modifications starting with the beans. I couldn't get the small red beans via Instacart so I got pink beans. I went ahead and sautéed the onion and garlic a bit before adding the rinsed beans to the pot.
Once the beans were added, just go ahead and add the water!
Bring the sopa to a boil and then reduce to a low simmer.
Every now and again I gave it a stir and a taste. To finish the soup you an add any toppings you like. I actually added a bit of fried salami and some cheddar cheese! This soup is easy and hearty and very affordable. It reignited my confidence in cooking beans from dry instead of using cans! I love that you can mix it up with this recipe by adding whatever topping you're in the mood for or whatever you want to use up in the fridge. It would be cool to try it cooked in a clay bean pot, too!
Thanks so much to Keisha for sharing this recipe!
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