South African soups are typically very thick and contain a cut of meat or animal bone to give that delicious rich flavour. Boontjiesop as it is affectionaly known in Afrikaans or bean soup is one of those soups that we have all grown up with. Either an aunt, mom or gran made it. In those days a pressure cooker was the kitchen appliance of the day. I prefer making it in the slow cooker - low and slow does the trick every time! Please note that legumes (sugar beans) are only permissable during phase 3 of Atkins.