Smokey Black Bean and Bacon Soup
5 cups chicken broth (stock)
2 cups black beans
15 strips of bacon
½ tblsp bacon fat (liquid)
½ tsp chipotle pepper (a smoked jalapeno)
¼ tsp liquid hickory smoke
NOTES: O.k., o.k. you do not have to add the bacon fat. (But it tastes so good in here!) You can also puree ¾ of the batch and leave some whole beans in there.
Boil beans in the stock until tender. Add fat, chipotle and liquid smoke.
Puree with a blender, taste!
Adjust seasoning with a little salt if needed. Crumble the bacon into the soup and stir well. (Do not puree any further.) Bon Appetite!