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Black Bean Soup

Cuisine: Mexican
Type: Vegetables
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

1 1/2 cups 240g / 8.5ozBlack beans
1 cup 62g / 2.2ozOnion chopped (large)
2   Garlic cloves - minced
6   Jalapeno chiles - chopped, up to 8
2 tablespoons 30mlLard or vegetable oil
1 tablespoon 15mlHam hock (large)
1 teaspoon 5mlGround cumin
1 teaspoon 5mlCrushed epazote
1 tablespoon 15mlRed wine vinegar
7 cups 1659mlChicken stock
1/2 cup 118mlHeavy cream or half-and-half
3 tablespoons 45mlTequila

Recipe Instructions

Cover beans with water and soak overnight.

Saute onion, garlic, and jalapenos in lard or oil until soft.

Combine the sauteed ingredients, beans, ham hock, cumin, epazote, vinegar, and stock.

Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer until beans are soft - about 3 - 3 1/2 hours.

Remove ham hock, shred the meat, and set aside. Puree half of the bean mixture until smooth.

Return to the remaining ingredients, stir in cream, and heat.

Remove from heat and add tequila.

To serve, stir in the shredded ham and garnish with crushed chiles or sour cream.

"Vegetarian Table: Mexico" by Victoria Wise


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