“I made a gift basket using this soup mix. The idea and recipe are adapted from Diane Phillips's book, The Perfect Mix. I put the jar of black beans, jar of spice mixture, and a jar of California Corn Bread Mix, #72132 into a brightly colored basket along with a reggae music CD. Decorated with colorful ribbon. Looked cool and it made a great gift.”
2 1/4 c.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put the black beans into an airtight glass container.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the remaining ingredients.
  3. Transfer to a small air tight container.
  4. Include the following directions with the container of beans and spices: Soak the beans in water to cover, overnight in a large soup pot.
  5. Drain the beans and set aside.
  6. In a large soup pot, heat 2 tablespoons oil.
  7. Add in 1 medium chopped onion and 1/2 pound sliced polish sausage; saute over medium-high heat until onion is translucent.
  8. Add in the beans and spice mixture; stir.
  9. Add in 8 cups water; bring to a boil.
  10. Lower heat and simmer, partially covered, for 2 hours or until beans are tender.
  11. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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