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Black Bean Soup

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Ingredients
  Black turtle beans 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs), rinsed (Dry)
  Water 8 Cup (128 tbs)
  Onions 2 Large
  Lemon 1 , cut into 8 wedges
  Vegetable bouillon cubes 2
  Olive oil 3 Tablespoon
  Cloves 8
  Vegetable soup seasoning/1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce 1 Teaspoon (Vegex)
  Nutmeg 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Allspice 1⁄8 Teaspoon, ground
  Pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon, ground
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Molasses 4 Teaspoon (1 Tablespoon + 1 Teaspoon)
  Water 2 Cup (32 tbs) (Additional Required)
  Japanese rice vinegar 1 Teaspoon
  Dry sherry 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Yogurt 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (As Required)
  Parsley sprigs 1
  Lemon slices 4 (As Required)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Add the black turtle beans in 8 cups water and allow to soak overnight at room temperature.

MAKING
2) In a food processor bowl with a metal blade, process the onions until finely chopped.
3) In a large pot or pressure cooker, saute the onions in the oil over medium-high heat, until soft and transparent.
4) Stir in the beans, soaking water, lemon wedges, bouillon cubes, cloves, Vegex, nutmeg, allspice, pepper, salt, molasses and 2 cups additional water and simmer in the pot on range for about 2 hours.
5) Alternately pressure cook soaked beans at 15 pounds pressure for 10-15 minutes or pressure cook unsoaked beans at 15 pounds pressure for 45 minutes.
6) When the beans are cooked, remove the lemon wedges then drain and reserve liquid.
7) In a food processor bowl with a metal blade, process the parsley sprigs until minced. Remove from the bowl and keep aside.
8) Process the beans until pureed and return to the pot with liquid.
9) Stir in the vinegar and sherry, mix thoroughly.

SERVING
10) Ladle soup into soup bowls, top each with a dollop of yogurt.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Cuban
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Simmering
Dish: 
Soup
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Bean
Interest: 
Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
25 Minutes
Cook Time: 
50 Minutes
Ready In: 
75 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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