Beery Black Bean and Pork Soup

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Come on girls. Do you believe in love? ‘Cause I got something to say about it. And it goes something like this.

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Oh wait. Wrong forum!

Or is it?

On second thought, I DO have something to say about this, and it goes something like this:

Can we just put beer in everything already? Who’s on board? Should we get this in writing? All in favor, say gulp. GULP.

I like it.

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While we’re passing this new beer law, can we squeeze in shredded pork too? Just a little squeezy squeezin’? Who’s on board? Let’s get this in writing too. All in favor, say oink. OINK.

Oh this is nice.

Okay now that the new beer and pork law is in full-effect, I’d like to propose the addition of black beans. Just a little addy addin’? Who’s on board? We’re getting this in writing. All in favor, say toot. TOOT.

(why, bev? why?)

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Well obviously we can’t have a beer/pork/bean law working hard for the community without swiss chard, hahaaa mean right? We have to throw it in there, you guys. Just a little throwy throwerton? You’re on board. I just wrote it down. All in favor, say Ich wünsch Dir e schöne Daag. ICH WüNSCH DIR E SCHöNE DAAG.

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This law rules.

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Gavel on ya face!

Beery Black Bean and Pork Soup:

(adapted from an old Real Simple)

What it took for 4-6:

* 2 12-oz bottles of beer (I used Dos Equis)
* 3 chipotle peppers, plus 2 Tbs. adobo sauce
* 1 tsp ground cumin
* 1 white onion, chopped
* 1 pound dried beans, rinsed and soaked for an hour in cold water
* 1 bunch swiss chard, stemmed and chopped
* 1 1/2 pounds pork shoulder
* coarse salt
* sour cream, for garnish
* salsa, for garnish
* cilantro, for garnish

In a slow cooker, combine the beer, 3 cups water, chilies, adobo sauce, cumin, onion, the beans, the chard, the pork, and a good pinch of salt. Like, a really good pinch. Stick that lid on and forget about it for about 4 hours.

Using tongs, remove the pork from the pot and transfer it to a cutting board. Shred with two forks. Stick that pork back in. (I really wanted to say yo here, but I resisted. Aren’t you proud? I’m so good, yo! Oh.)

Let it simmer another 30 minutes or so. Taste it. So deliciously beery, huh?

Ladle and serve it with a good dollop of sour cream, salsa and cilantro! (and another beer.)

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This meeting is adjourned.

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33 Responses to Beery Black Bean and Pork Soup

  1. Amber (Sprinkled With Flour) February 21, 2013 at 8:24 am #

    I love any kind of black bean soup but my husband doesn’t. He DOES however love beer, so maybe I could persuade him to try this recipe, I’m sure I could! This looks delicious Bev. :)

  2. Nutmeg Nanny February 21, 2013 at 8:38 am #

    Yum! It has beer in the recipe. I’m all over it!

  3. claire @ the realistic nutritionist February 21, 2013 at 8:48 am #

    boozy soup for the win!

  4. Carly @ Snack Therapy February 21, 2013 at 8:53 am #

    “Beery” is my new favorite adjective.

  5. Heather @ Heather's Dish February 21, 2013 at 9:22 am #

    Yes, beer in everything, please and thank you!

  6. Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste February 21, 2013 at 9:39 am #

    You can add my vote for the Beer-In-Everything Act! This looks fantastic, Bev!

  7. Little Kitchie February 21, 2013 at 9:58 am #

    You had me at beery.

  8. Angie February 21, 2013 at 10:38 am #

    I love black bean soup, and your addition of pork makes it perfect!

  9. Kim @ Soliloquy Of Food & Such February 21, 2013 at 10:44 am #

    Gulp, oink, toot….and what you said in (German?).

  10. Carrie February 21, 2013 at 10:44 am #

    Dooon’t go for seeecond best, baby, put some beer in that soup
    You know, you know, you got to
    Maaaake pork express how it feels
    ‘Cause baby, then you know this soouuup is reeaaaaallll

  11. Michelle February 21, 2013 at 11:05 am #

    I’m all for putting beer in everything!

  12. Jackie @ The Beeroness February 21, 2013 at 11:32 am #

    I’m DYING right now! I have a black bean and porter soup on my stove this very second. But it’s vegan and will have an avo cilantro cream sauce (the very last book recipe, I decided at the last minute I need a veggie lovers section). Get out of my head! Seriously, I love the pork. Loooove it.

    • Bev Weidner February 21, 2013 at 11:42 am #

      I was thiiiiiiinking about you the entiiiiiire time!

  13. a farmer in the dell February 21, 2013 at 11:37 am #

    you put a beer in it. Sold!

  14. Mary February 21, 2013 at 12:11 pm #

    Black Bean Soup is one of my favorites! I can’t wait to try yours. Thanks~

  15. Lizzie February 21, 2013 at 12:14 pm #

    Gulp!

  16. Laurie {Simply Scratch} February 21, 2013 at 12:53 pm #

    Looks heavenly Bev!

  17. Katie @ Blonde Ambition February 21, 2013 at 2:03 pm #

    Beery pulled pork made in the Crockpot is the best. Never thought to add black beans to the mix, so basically this is blowing my mind right now!

  18. Sandy @ RE February 21, 2013 at 5:30 pm #

    Beery. I like that word.

    Sounds fabulous!

  19. Erika @ The Hopeless Housewife February 21, 2013 at 5:38 pm #

    Making me hungry, this looks to be the perfect comfort food in a bowl.

  20. Katie February 21, 2013 at 10:12 pm #

    Beer me. Bean me. Sluuuurp.

  21. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. February 21, 2013 at 11:23 pm #

    Beery, heck yeah!

  22. Sues February 21, 2013 at 11:46 pm #

    Putting beer in this soup was the best idea ever!

  23. brandi February 22, 2013 at 8:46 am #

    pork + beer in anything makes for a happy husband, i’m pretty sure

  24. Jamie February 24, 2013 at 11:32 am #

    Hi Bev, was your slow cooker on high for this recipe? Thanks!

    • Bev Weidner February 24, 2013 at 11:44 am #

      It sure was! High for 4 hours. Thanks for checking!

      • Jamie February 27, 2013 at 8:41 am #

        Thanks! Made this last night and it was awesome!

  25. dixya @ food, pleasure, and health February 25, 2013 at 4:14 pm #

    i love adding beer to chilis a lot- it gives a good flavor : this is another deliciousness :)

  26. Kevin @ Closet Cooking February 26, 2013 at 11:30 am #

    So simple and so tasty!

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