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                             BLACK BEAN SOUP #1
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Vegetables                       Microwave
                 Soups/stews
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2       lb           Black beans
      1/2   c            Sunflower oil
      1/2   lb           Bacon
      1/2   lb           Diced ham
    8       ea           Chopped onions
    7       ea           Minced cloves garlic
    7       ea           Stalks chopped celery
                         -w/leaves
    3       c            Uncooked brown rice
      1/2   ts           Cayenne
    1       tb           Vegtable season salt
    4       ts           Ground cumin
      1/4   c            White wine
    1       c            Sherry
    6       qt           Chicken broth OR 3 bouillon
                         -cubes and 6 qt of water
 
        Wash black beans, cover with water and allow to soak
      overnight; rinse; drain; set aside. Pour oil into large soup
      pot. Add bacon, ham, onion, garlic and celery. Cook at high
      simmmer until vegetables are soft, about 30 minutes. Add beans,
      rice, seasonings, and broth to soup pot. Bring to boil; reduce
      heat, cover and simmer 2 1/2-3 hours. Let soup cool; put
      through a blender a little at a time until smooth.Return to
      soup pot; reheat on low about 45 minutes, adding wine
      andsherry. Ladle into bowls.
  
 
 
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