over 2 years ago
Boulderfoodie's Black Bean, Black Barley and Blue Corn Posole Soup is a hearty and healthy vegetarian dish that is perfect to prepare during the cold winter months. The overnight soaking method ensures very tender beans and posole. Don't forget to add a squeeze of lime and pinch of chopped cilantro for extra punches of acidity and color. Another added bonus of this seasonal soup is the budget friendly ingredients.
- 1 cup dried black beans
- 1 cup dried blue corn posole (or white)
- 1 cup black barley
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 small/med head garlic, peeled and minced
- 1 cup green chile (I used medium)
- 4 cups vegetable stock
- 6-8 cups water
- 1 teaspoon lime juice
- 2+1/2 teaspoons Mexican oregano
- 1 teaspoon adobo chile powder
- 1+1/4 teaspoon hot smoked Spanish paprika, divided
- 1+1/4 teaspoon cumin, divided
- 1 pinch ground cloves
- salt to taste
- pepper to taste
- 1 bunch cilantro (I use 10-15 large leaves per serving)
Soak black beans and blue corn posole (separately) overnight, and rinse well. Some people recommend bringing the posole to a boil and then draining it and rinsing it again, but I couldn’t find any decisive answer as to whether you need to, and we never have before – so do it it you want, or skip it.
Combine the posole with 2 cups water, 1 cup broth, onion, garlic, green chili, 1 tsp Mexican oregano, 1 tsp adobo, 1/4 tsp cumin, 1/2 tsp hot smoked Spanish paprika, salt to taste, and 8 grinds of pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and let simmer (but make sure it’s bubbling so things cook) for 1 hour.
Add 2 cups broth, 4 cups water, black beans, black barley, 1+1/2 tsp Mexican oregano, 1 tsp cumin, 3/4 tsp hot smoked Spanish paprika, and the lime juice. Add the cloves only if you like cloves – skip otherwise.
Bring back to a boil, and then reduce heat and simmer for 2-3 hours. Stir every 15 minutes or so, and add an up to an additional 2 cups of water over time if the soup gets thicker than you want.
Taste for salt and pepper. Garnish with cilantro.
- 288 calories
- 2g total fat
- 1g saturated fat
- 0mg cholesterol
- 655mg sodium
- 58g carbohydrate (14g dietary fiber, 8g sugar)
- 13g protein