Brazilian Black Bean Soup
2 cups dried black beans (canned if prefered)
8 cups water
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup diced white onion
1/4 cup chopped green onion
2 whole cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon caribe or another ground hot pepper
juice of 1 lime
salt and pepper to taste
If using dried beans, place beans in a large pan and cover with water. Bring to a boil and remove from heat. Cover and let stand for 1 hour. Simmer for 2 hours and drain.
Place beans in a large pan and add 8 cups water, garlic, salt, white onions, cumin, ground chile and lime juice. Tie cloves in cheese cloth for easy removal if desired. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, cover and simmer for 2 hours or until beans are tender and soup is thick.
Mix in green onions and serve with lime wedge.
This is a low-fat meal but its very delicious.