El Torito's Black Bean Soup
* exported from mastercook * 
 
 
recipe by :hilary gwilt 
serving size : 1 preparation time :0:00 
categories : soup 
 
amount measure ingredient -- preparation method 
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12 oz.  dried black beans
8 cup  chicken or vegetable stock
2 tsp  olive oil
1   onion -- chopped
1 cup  carrots -- chopped
1 cup  celery -- chopped
2 clove  garlic -- minced
2 tsp  dried oregano
1 tsp  dried thyme
1   bay leaf
1/2 tsp  cayenne pepper
3 Tbsp  fresh lime juice
  fresh cilantro (optional)
 
rinse and sort though black beans, discarding any that are 
shriveled or discolored. place beans in a large stockpot. 
cover beans with water and refrigerate to soak overnight. 
drain beans and return to stockpot. 
add stock and heat to boiling. 
meanwhile, heat olive oil over medium-high heat in a large 
skillet. add onion, carrot, celery and garlic and saute until 
tender, approximately 5 minutes. add to stockpot along with 
oregano, thyme, bay leaf and cayenne pepper. 
cover stockpot and reduce heat to simmer for 3 to 4 hours. 
transfer soup to blender or food processor and puree to 
desired thickness. just before serving add lime juice and 
garnish with a sprig of fresh cilantro, if desired. 
add salt and pepper to taste and serve. 
 
 
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(ID: 1272) Mirror: rec.food.recipes: Tue, Sep 20, 2005


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