Don't know if this is like what you had at the restaurant, but it is a very tasty recipe.


  • 8 oz (l l/4 cups) dried black beans, sorted and rinsed
  • 5 l/2 oz (l cup) cubed cooked ham
  • l/2 cup
  • l/2 cup chopped oniol (15 oz) can chunky tomato sauce with onions, celery and green peppers
  • l can condensed tomato soup
  • 3 cups water
  • l teasp cumin
  • 3 teasp chili powder


Place beans in Dutch oven add water till about l inch above beans. Bring to boil. Boil two minutes. Remove from heat and let stand one hour.
Drain liquid from beans, returns beans to Dutch oven. Add all remaining ingredients, mix well. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, simmer l l/2 to 2 hours or till beans are tender, stirring occasionally.

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Submitted 6/13/05.
Source: My files
Submitted By: Dorothy Painter
Black Bean & Ham Soup