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                      PUREED BLACK BEAN SOUP (ITALIAN)
 
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 Serving Size  : 10   Preparation Time :0:00
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   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    3       c            Black beans -- soaked
                         Overnight
    2       ga           Chicken broth
    6                    Bay leaves
      1/2                Onion -- diced
    4                    Cloves garlic -- diced
    2                    Carrots -- grated
      1/2   c            Heavy cream
                         Salt and pepper -- to taste
                         Sour cream -- as needed
    2       tb           Fresh cilantro -- chopped
    2       tb           Tomatoes -- diced
 
   DIRECTIONS: (prep 10-15 mins; soak 2 hrs; cook 3 hrs):
   ~ Rinse beans and sort. Soak overnight. Drain. Rinse.
   ~ In an extra large saucepan place the black beans,
   chicken stock, bay leaves, onions, garlic, and
   carrots. Simmer the ingredients for 2 to 3 hours, or
   until the beans are tender.Remove the bay leaves. Add
   more chicken stock or water if needed. - Strain the
   beans (reserve the liquid) and place them in a food
   processor. Blend the beans, adding enough of the
   reserved liquid so that a thick, pureed consistency is
   achieved. - Add the heavy cream, salt, and pepper.
   Stir them in so that they are well blended. - Garnish
   the soup servings with a dollop of sour cream.
   Sprinkle on the cilantro and the tomatoes serves 8 to
   10
   
   [mcRecipe 27 Au 96 / patH ]
   
   Recipe By     : Mangiamo, Manhattan Beach, CA
  
 
 
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