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                       BLACK BEAN SOUP WITH JALAPENOS
 
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 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    8                    Jalapeno chiles, stems and
                         -seeds removed, chopped
    1       tb           Dried crushed red chile,
                         -seeds included
    2       c            Black beans, sorted and
                         -rinsed
    2       tb           Bacon fat or vegetable oil
    2       md           Onions, chopped
    4                    Cloves garlic, minced
    1       lg           Ham hock
    1       c            Canned tomatoes, chopped
    2       ts           Ground cumin
    1       t            Ground epazote (optional)
    1       t            Ground coriander
      1/4   ts           Ground cloves
    1       tb           Red wine vinegar
    6                    To 8 cups water
    3       tb           Tequila (optional)
 
   Serves 8
   
   Sour cream for garnish
   
   Cover the beans with water and soak them overnight.
   
   Saute onion and garlic in bacon fat until soft.
   
   Combine all ingredients, except tequila and sour
   cream, in large pot and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat
   and simmer for 2 to 3 hours or until beans are soft.
   
   Remove ham hock and shred meat.
   
   Divide soup in half, puree half of it and add back to
   the remaining soup. Add shredded meat and simmer for
   15 minutes or until thickened to desired consistency.
   
   Remove from heat, stir in tequila, garnish with sour
   cream, and serve.
   
   The Whole Chili Pepper From the collection of Jim
   Vorheis
  
 
 
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