Red Kidney Beans Soup/Sòpi di Bonchi Kora
Red Kidney Beans Soup/Sòpi di Bonchi Kora
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Submitted by : Dee Dee Sambo
Submit Date : January 16, 2017, 1:29 pm


    Delicious Red Kidney Beans Soup recipe, aka "Sopi di Bonchi Kora" is a delicious soup recipe containing salted beef and pigtail. This version of the soup is very popular on the islands of Curacao, Aruba, and Bonaire 


    • 1 lb of dried "Red Kidney Beans"
    • 1 lb of salted beef
    • 1/2 lb of salted pigtail
    • 9 cups of water
    • 4 garlic cloves minced
    • 2 cinnamon sticks
    • 1 smoke sausage
    • 1 onion
    • 1 stalk celery
    • 1 teaspoon chicken stock (powder) or 1 small bouillon cube
    • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • 1 ripe plantain
    • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
    • About 5 tablespoons sugar or sugar to taste


    1. The beans overnight in plenty of water soak
    2. Soak the salted beef and pig tails overnight in plenty of water. Keep the bone and the salted meats far apart when soaking them overninght
    3. Drain the water and cut the beef and the tails into small pieces.
    4. Add fresh water and let simmer until the meat is almost cooked.
    5. Drain the beans and add fresh water to the bowl. About 8 cups.
    6. Add garlic and cinnamon sticks.
    7. Bring to a boil and cook for ± 45 minutes.
    8. Peel the onion and cut it into four pieces.
    9. The plantain peels and cut them in increments of 1 inch.
    10. Cut the sausage into slices of 1/2 inch.
    11. Add salted beef, pig tails, smoked sausage, onion, celery, chicken broth, nutmeg,butter and plantain.
    12. Let the soup cook on a medium heat until the beans are soft.
    13. Occasionally stir to prevent burning.
    14. If the soup is too thick, add a little hot water. When the soup is ready add milk and sugar.
    15. Serve with rice or Funchi.

    Tip: Instead of the "Red Kidney Beans" You can also use the following types of dried beans: Lima Beans, Black Eye Beans, Green Split Pea or Yellow Split Peas.