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Black Bean Soup
Submitted by Keldon C. See all of Keldon C.'s recipes. | November 7th, 2022
Ingredients are for 6 Servings.
Scale It
Amount Unit Ingredient
3 cups
6 cups
7 cups
1 can
2 cups
1 large
1 large
4 cloves
2 whole
1 teaspoon
1 teaspoon
1/2 teaspoon
1 1/2 tablespoons
5 1/2 teaspoons
1 teaspoon
1/2 teaspoon
1 large
Optional Ingredients
Amount Unit Ingredient
1/4 cup
Additional Info:

Soak the black beans in 6 cups of water overnight.

Soak the black beans in water overnight.

The next day; drain the beans and add to a large stock pot.

Add the vegetable broth, diced tomatoes, chopped celery, carrot, minced garlic, bay leaves, oregano, basil and marjoram.

Cover and cook over medium heat for 2 to 2 1/2 hours until beans are soft.

Add the lemon juice and sherry. For a sharper taste add 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar.

Remove the bay leaves and blend soup in food processor or blender.

Add salt and pepper to taste.

Return to soup pot and reheat.

Serve garnishing each bowl with chopped green onions.

Submitted by Keldon C. See all my recipes. | November 7th, 2022

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