20 ounce bag of dried 15 BEAN SOUP
1 c. ONION, chopped
15 ounce can DICED TOMATOES
1 tsp. CHILI POWDER
Juice of 1 LEMON
2 cloves GARLIC, minced
1 lb. *SOYRIZO, sauteed until lightly browned (or you may substitute chorizo or ground sausage)
Soak beans in a large pot covered with 2 quarts of water for at least 8 hours.
After soaking, drain water and add 2 quarts of water to drained beans.
Bring beans to boil, reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 1-2 hours, or until nearly tender.
Add onion, tomatoes, chili powder, lemon, garlic, and cooked soyrizo or it's substitute.
Simmer for another 30 minutes.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
If made ahead, it may thicken. Add additional water or tomato juice to thin as desired.
*I have recently "discovered" soyrizo produced by the Frieda company.
It is a vegetarian product with a soy base and very much tastes like chorizo.
Soyrizo is excellent mixed in with sauteed potatoes, in quesadillas or tacos, and is a spicy addition to "Egg McMuffin".
I found it in the Walmart Neighborhood Market.