Warming and nutritious bean soup with the taste of our bright Berbere Spice.

Prep time: 10 min

Cook time: 120 min

Total time: 130 min

Berbere Spiced Bean Soup
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  1. Soak the beans in 5 cups of water overnight. The next day, drain off water. Rehydrate the minced onion in one cup water.

  2. In a large pot, add the vegetable oil on medium heat. Add the rehydrated onion and minced garlic, stirring for 2 minutes. Add 1 Tablespoon of the Berbere spice blend and stir for half a minute.

  3. Add the remaining 4 cups of water ( or chicken or vegetable stock if you have available). Add the soaked beans, and cook on low for 1 hour, then add a teaspoon of salt. Cook for another hour until beans are soft and cooked through. Stir in Berebere spice in last 5 minutes of cooking.

  4. Take one third of the soup and puree in a high speed blender, then add back to the pot and stir well. Adjust seasoning and spice level to taste.