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Black Bean Soup

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Black Bean Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 pound dried black beans (about 2 cups), rinsed, soaked in 4 quarts of water overnight or 6 hours, drained
  • 1 lb smoked ham hock or shank
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 5 cups water
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped fine
  • 1 medium sweet potato, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces (can substitute 2 large carrots)
  • 1/2 carrot, chopped fine
  • 1 celery rib, chopped fine
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 medium garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chile powder
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp molasses
  • 1 red bell pepper, roughly chopped
  • 3 to 4 tbsp lime juice (can substitute lemon juice)
  • salt
  • chopped fresh cilantro
  • sour cream
  • avocado, peeled and chopped
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Published 2014-09-09 12:25:28 (2 years ago).

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