If you're not vegan, serve this delicious soup with a dollop of soured cream or yoghurt. Sprinkle with coriander or spring onions or both.
Used different ingredients. This is delicious. I also added 2 T. of molasses. My guests loved it. - 29 Sep 2008
Used different ingredients. Love love love it. So easy to make. I cheated and used 2 cans of black beans so I didn't have to go through the soaking process, and I forgot to get the can of tomatos, so I added a bit of tomato sauce for flavour. And since I used the canned beans, I added about a 1/4-1/2 cup water to get the right consistancy. To spice it up a little more, I added about 1 1/2 t of dry mustard and 1 t of backstrap molasses. Cooked for 3 hrs on HIGH. Turn out WONDERFUL. I will def be making this again, when in the chill mood. YUM YUM. - 29 Sep 2008
This soup was yummy, easy to prepare, and lots for leftovers. I almost didn't puree it like the directions said; glad I did as it gave a thickness to the soup that was nice. My crockpot was not large enough to accomodate the volume this makes so I had to finish it off in a Dutch oven on the stove, which didn't hurt at all. As we like our food pretty highly flavoured, we had to add herbs at the table which brought it up to snuff for us. We have no kids so couldn't rate that part. - 29 Sep 2008