Black Beans with Sofrito

Servings: 6


1 tablespoon olive oil
1 yellow onion
1 Poblano chile or red bell pepper
1 jalepeno pepper, seeded and minced, optional
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon ground annatto seed
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground chile
2 cups cooked black beans
4 cups vegetable stock, unsalted
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 cup cilantro or parsley, minced


  1. Place heavy-bottomed soup pot over medium heat. Add oil.
  2. Add onion, Poblano or bell pepper, and jalapeno. Sauté over medium heat for 5 minutes.
  3. Add garlic, annatto, oregano, cumin, and chile powder. Sauté for an additional 5 minutes.
  4. Add cooked black beans, vegetable stock, and sea salt. Bring to simmer. Simmer until heated throughout.
  5. Add cilantro or parsley. Remove from heat.

Recipe Courtesy of Kevin Archer*

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