Doug Cooper'S Polynesian Black Bean Soup



  1. 2 c. black turtle beans
  2. 4 whole tomatoes, peeled and seeded
  3. 1 1/2 c. favorite meat
  4. 1 c. diced onion
  5. 1 1/2 Tbsp. diced garlic, divided
  6. 2 c. tomato juice
  7. 32 oz. beef stock
  8. 32 oz. chicken stock
  9. chopped parsley, salt and pepper


  1. Boil beans in beef and chicken stocks until tender. Meanwhile, saute meat, onion and garlic.
  2. Add diced tomatoes and juice after meat is cooked. Reduce this mixture to a paste. When beans are tender, remove 2/3 of beans and puree.
  3. Combine pureed meat and bean puree. Put back into pot with beans.
  4. Let simmer. Will thicken.
  5. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with parsley.