In Brazil, this Black Bean Soup – or Caldinho de Feijão, like we call it – is a must on cold days. You sip it and immediately your whole body feels warm and cozy! Hmmmmm! And it’s so flavorful too! Add some bacon on top and serve it with a few slices of french bread and it’s a very fulfilling meal.
It is also very common to see this soup served as an appetizer in parties, especially game parties (where friends gather to watch soccer!). Then it is usually served in little shot glasses or small glasses (so people can drink it without a spoon), accompanied by torresmo (pork rinds).
- 1/4 cup pancetta
- 1lbs black beans
- 8 cups Water
- 2 bay leaves
- 1/4 cup chopped parsley
- 1 onion, chopped
- 4 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1/2 tsp Tabasco sauce (optional)
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- Fried pancetta or bacon to garnish
- Chopped parsley or green onions to garnish