*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                 BLACK BEAN SOUP (AZTEC OR YUCATECA STYLE)
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups                            Mexican
                 Vegetarian
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1       lb           Black beans
   10       c             -- Water
    4       ts           Salt -- divided
    1                    Bell pepper, green -- cored
                         -& halved
      2/3   c            Oil
    1       lg           Onion, yellow -- peeled &
                         -sliced
    4                    Garlic clove -- minced
    1                    Chile serrano -- seeded &
                         -halved
      1/2   ts           Pepper, black
    1 1/2   tb           Mexican chocolate -- crumbled
    1                    Bay leaf
      1/8   ts           Cumin, ground
    1       t            Sugar
    2 1/2   tb           Wine vinegar, red
    2 1/2   tb           Olive oil
 
   Rinse beans and soak overnight, along with 1 tsp salt
   and bell pepper. In a 6-quart stewpan, bring beans,
   soaking water, & pepper to a boil. Simmer till tender
   (really tender).  Heat peanut oil in  deep frying pan.
   Saute onion, garlic and green hot pepper till soft.
   Remove 2 1/2 cups bean broth from pot and add to
   frypan.  Simmer 10 minutes.  Strain onions, garlic &
   hot peppers from broth and discard them.  Remove bell
   pepper & discard.  Add seasoned broth to soup pot.
   Add all other ingre- dients except vinegar and olive
   oil to soup pot and simmer 1 1/2 hours till thick.  If
   too thick, add water. Add vinegar and olive oil before
   serving.
  
 
 
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