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Black Bean Soup

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Black Bean Soup is an amazingly delicious appetizer recipe. An easy to prepare recipe, Black Bean Soup is a dish that you will surely love to serve at your coming family get together.
Ingredients
  Black beans 1 Pound (2 Cups)
  Chopped onion 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Chopped celery 1 Cup (16 tbs) (With Leaves)
  Bay leaf 1
  Smoked ham hocks 3
  Water/Fresh/canned chicken stock 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt To Taste
  Ground black pepper To Taste
  Hard cooked eggs 4 , chopped
  Red wine vinegar 2 Tablespoon
  Lemon slices 2
  Parsley sprigs 1
Directions

Wash the beans in a sieve under cold running water.
When the water runs clear, transfer the beans to a large soup pot.
Add the onion, celery, bay leaf and ham hocks.
Pour in the 10 cups of water and bring to a boil over high heat.
Skim off any scum that rises to the surface, half cover the pot and reduce the heat to low.
Simmer the soup for 2 1/2 to 3 hours, or until the beans are soft enough to be crushed easily with a fork.
Remove the ham hocks and the bay leaf, and puree the soup through a food mill or sieve.
Do not use an electric blender.
Return the puree and all its liquid to the soup pot.
If it seems too thick, thin it with as much chicken stock or water as you think it needs.
Taste for seasoning, and add salt and a few grindings of black pepper.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Saute
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Bean

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