La Posada Hotel (Winslow, AZ) Signature Black Bean & Corn Soup

Inspired by our friends, Ken & Deanna Willard’s stop for lunch at one of our favorite hotels…LaPosada in Winslow, Arizona.  Deanna sent me a photo of her soup (she knows I am a total foodie!) and I just had to find the recipe. We are big fans of traveling Route 66 and have stayed at this gorgeous restored hotel several times on trips out west, but I had never tasted their signature soup.  Here is the recipe, which I found online at the Legends of America website.  THANK YOU for the inspiration Deanna!  Enjoy this taste of the authentic southwest!

LaPosada Hotel Signature Black Bean Soup

Winslow, Arizona

1 lb washed black beans (soak for 12 hours)

1/2 Tbsp. New Mexico mild chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp marjoram
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/4 tsp ground white pepper
1 small bay leaf
1/2 cup diced onion
1 tsp salt
1 Tbsp fresh garlic
2 Tbsp unsalted butter
1 qt. water

Wash and soak the beans in cold water and leave to soak overnight. Place in a large thick bottom pot with all the ingredients. Bring to a boil and simmer for 1 1/2 hours til the beans are tender. Remove the bay leaf and discard. Place the beans in a blender until smooth. Dilute with water as needed. The soup can be made one day ahead and reheated.

Cream of Corn Soup

2 lb cut fresh yellow corn off the cob
12 oz sliced white onion
2 oz butter
3 cups heavy cream
2 cup water
1 level teaspoon salt
Find the freshest corn you can and cut it off the cob making sure you scrape the cob to extract all of the milk. This is the sweetest part of the corn. Saute the onions in a thick bottomed pan until soft but not brown. Add the rest of the ingredients and bring to a boil. Simmer for 10 minutes and remove from the heat. Place in a blender and puree till smooth. If the corn is not sweet you may add a little sugar to taste. This may be done ahead of time and kept warm in a double boiler.

Serve both soups side by side in a large, flat bowl…Garnish both soups with a Red Pepper Stripe

Red Pepper Stripe

1 cup sour cream
1/3 cup roasted red peppers, peeled and seeded.
Canned pimentos may be used
1 tsp chipotle puree
Salt and pepper to taste

It is important for both soups to be the same consistency so that when they are placed in the bowl they stay separate. You may adjust them with hot water at the time of service. Due to the starches in both soups they will thicken as they sit. Have the soups hot and side by side. Garnish with Red Pepper Stripe.

Delicious served with Cornbread and a Salad.

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