Memory Lane Black Bean Soup

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READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Soak 1 lb. of dried black beans in 6 cups water, either by the quick soak method (boil for 2 minutes, let sit one hour) or overnight.
  • Drain the beans.
  • Put them in a soup pot and add 8 cups of water.
  • Add diced vegetables, bay leaf and oregano or Italian Seasoning.
  • Bring to a boil, then turn heat to simmer.
  • Cover and simmer until beans are very soft. This might take 2-plus hours.
  • Stir from time to time and add water if it needs some.
  • When beans are very soft, add 1/4 cup sherry, 2 teaspoons salt and black pepper to taste.
  • Simmer another 15 minutes.
  • Remove bay leaf.
  • Puree with a stick blender if you have one, or in container of blender jar. (Safety warning: If you use a blender do not fill more than 1/2 full with hot soup and hold the lid on firmly with one hand to prevent volcanic eruption.)
  • Garnish with avocado cubes or lemon and serve hot.
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