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Recipe Summary

prep:
8 hrs
cook:
8 hrs
total:
16 hrs
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place beans in a large bowl and cover with several inches of water. Let soak 8 hours or overnight.

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  • Drain and rinse beans and place in a large pot over medium heat with beef broth, chicken broth, ham hock, onion, carrot, parsley, garlic and thyme. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer 6 to 8 hours.

  • Strain soup into a large saucepan, reserving bean mixture. Remove ham hock and discard. Puree bean mixture in a blender or food processor until smooth. Stir into reserved broth. Cook over low heat 2 hours. Season with salt and pepper.

  • In the last 20 minutes of cooking, bring 2 1/2 cups of water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Stir in rice. Reduce heat, cover and cook 20 minutes.

  • Ladle soup into six bowls. Top with cooked rice, a spoonful of sherry and a sprinkling of red onion.

Nutrition Facts

436 calories; protein 19.8g 40% DV; carbohydrates 66g 21% DV; fat 9.3g 14% DV; cholesterol 25.7mg 9% DV; sodium 682mg 27% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2008
This is the BEST Black Bean Soup I have ever had! If it was like eating gruel your beans were probably not thoroughly cooked. Excellent recipe and thanks for sharing. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/25/2005
Felt like I was eating gruel. Read More
(8)
3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2008
This is the BEST Black Bean Soup I have ever had! If it was like eating gruel your beans were probably not thoroughly cooked. Excellent recipe and thanks for sharing. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2004
Excellent! I've tried many bean soup recipes but this is the best! Read More
(13)
Rating: 2 stars
07/25/2005
Felt like I was eating gruel. Read More
(8)
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