Traditional Costa Rican Bean Soup

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Total Time
2hrs 20mins
20 mins
2 hrs

One of the local favorites in Costa Rica, it's a wonderful and comforting meal. Black beans are the best in my opinion! I would recommend spicing this up a little with some hot sauce or even some slices of fresh hot peppers! It's very simple to make as well.

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  1. Rinse beans well.
  2. Soak beans in water in a saucepan for 2 hours.
  3. Bring to a boil.
  4. Cover and simmer until beans are soft about 1 ½ hours. Remove from heat.
  5. Puree beans with their liquid, onions, bell peepers, oregano, cilantro, celery, garlic, and cilantro in a blender.
  6. Transfer to a saucepan and heat the soup at medium low temperature.
  7. Poach eggs in soup.
  8. Serve hot w/ fried flour or corn tortillas.