Chili Bean and Rib Soup
Chili Bean and Rib Soup recipe 8
rinsed and drained
green bell peppers
monterey jack cheese
Place beans in a large bowl; add 4 cups of the water and let soak for an hour.
In a large, deep pot or Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat.
Brown spareribs well in oil on all sides.
Add green pepper, onions, and garlic; brown lightl y.
Add remaining 3 cups water, bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover, and simmer until meat is tender (1½ to 2 hours).
Remove spareribs from pan. Slice meat from bones and return to the cooking l iquid in chunks; discard bones and fat.
Add soaked beans and their liquid, salt, chili powder, and cumin; bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer until beans are almost tender (about 1½ hours).
Mix in tomato sauce.
Cook until beans ar e very tender (about 1 hour longer).
Serve sprinkled with jack cheese.