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Dominica's Red Beans Soup

Follow this is a simple dumbway, pois and gel coshion recipe to prepare a hearty red beans soup.
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine Caribbean
Servings 6


  • Large pot


  • 2 lbs Smoked pork (boiled) You can use any salted meat
  • 1 gallon Water You'll need to use 1½ for the dumpling
  • 1 lbs Kidney beans (boiled) Boil the kidney beans with some garlic and oil. You can also use can beans.
  • 24 mixed Dumplings See dumpling recipe below.
  • 2 whole Plantains You can use potatoes, and other provisions
  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • I tbsp Garlic (crushed) You can use garlic powder
  • tbsp Turmeric
  • 4 sprigs Thyme You van also use parsley, and scallions
  • 1 large Onion
  • 1 tbsp Salt You may not need to add salt, since the smoked pork has salt.


  • Add 1 gallon of water to a large pot
  • Bring to boil.
  • Add beans and let it simmer for 20 minutes. This allows it to soften up a bit more and release more of the red natural colors.
  • Add all ingredients except the plantain and meat and allow it to boil for another 15 minutes. Adding the plantains and meat too early may cause them to over cook.
  • Add the plantains and stir a bit. If the soup is too thick you may add a water as needed.
  • Continue to boil for another 25 minutes.
Keyword beans, dumpling, kidney beans, peas, salted park, smoked pork