In the beginning,
two pirate shipmates became mateys by marriage through the Cutlers.
Now they face a world uncertain where only cooking, cutting, baking (and other things) are there only way for survival on the island!

Off to the decks (or kitchen floors) we go!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Black bean soup with shredded pork (and bacon!)

SO...I found this recipe on an email from 

It seems like a mix between happy taco soup and sweet pork salad/burritos! I it looks like a great winter soup!

 "Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Yield: 8 Servings
Cost per Serving: $1.38


  • 1  pound  dried black beans, rinsed and picked over
  • 2  bone-in center-cut pork chops (about 1 1/4 lb.)
  • 2  slices bacon, chopped
  • 1  onion, finely chopped
  • 2  cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1  tablespoon  chopped canned chipotle chilies in adobo plus 1 Tbsp. adobo sauce
  • 1  teaspoon  ground cumin
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons  salt


Combine 6 cups water, beans, pork chops, bacon, onion, garlic, chilies, adobo, cumin and salt in slow cooker. Cook on low until beans are tender and pork chops are falling apart, 4 to 6 hours.
Remove and discard bacon. Cut pork away from bones. Discard bones and shred meat. Add meat back to slow cooker with beans. Season with additional salt and serve."

Personally, I think I'd add a can of either stewed tomatoes or rotel tomatoes along with a can of corn. Definitely topping it with sour cream and cheese :)

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