Mexican Ham and Bean Soup

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READY IN: 4hrs 30mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Sort and wash beans; place in large heavy pot.
  • Cover with water to 2 inches above beans; bring to boil.
  • Cook 2 minutes; remove from heat.
  • Cover and let stand for 1 hour.
  • Drain.
  • Or you may cover the beans with the same amount of water and let stand overnight.
  • Drain and proceed as follows.
  • Combine beans, broth, and next 8 ingredients (broth through garlic) in the large heavy pan and bring to a boil.
  • Partially cover and reduce heat to medium-low.
  • Simmer 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until beans are tender.
  • Stir in tomatoes, diced chilies,and liquid smoke, if desired.
  • Simmer 1 hour.
  • Discard bay leaves and serve.
  • Ladle soup into bowls and top with 1 tablespoon cheese and 1 tablespoon cilantro.
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