Spicy Vegetable Soup With Black Beans
Course : Beans
From: HungryMonster.com
Serves: 4


  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
--------  ------------  --------------------------------
   1      medium        onion -- chopped
   4      large         garlic cloves -- minced
     1/2  cup           red wine -- stock, or water
   1      28 ounces ca  crushed tomatoes
   4      cups          water or stock
   1                    green bell pepper -- diced
   2      stalks        celery -- diced
   2      cups          sliced okra
   2      teaspoons     finely minced fresh ginger
                        (don't omit ginger)
   1      teaspoon      dried oregano -- dried
                        -- thyme -- paprika, and ground
                        -- cumin
     1/4  teaspoon      black pepper and
                        cayenne pepper
   1      cup           diced zucchini
   1      15 ounces ca  black beans -- with liquid
   1      tablespoon    soy sauce -- up to 2
   4      cups          cooked brown rice


Braise the onion and garlic in wine until onion is soft. Add tomatoes, water, green pepper, celery, okra, ginger, and seasonings; simmer for 15 minutes. Add the diced zucchini and the black beans with their liquid, cover and cook until the zucchini is just tender, about 10 minutes. Add soy sauce to taste. Serve over cooked brown rice. Source: Food for Life, Neal Barnard, MD, Library No. 613.262B, Page 230