• Black Bean And Ham Hock Soup

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    • 1/4 c. Extra virgin olive oil
    • 1/2 c. Onion, minced
    • 5 x Garlic cloves, minced
    • 1/2 c. Minced Pasilla chilies
    • 1 Tbsp. Cumin
    • 1 x Ham hock
    • 2 quart Chicken stock
    • 1 bot , (12-oz) of beer
    • 2 quart Water
    • 1 lb Black beans, soaked overnight in cool water to cover, rinsed and Liquid removed Salt and freshly grnd pepper
    • 2 x Green onions, minced
    • 1 bn Cilantro, minced, plus extra for garnish Lowfat sour cream and salsa, for garnish


    1. In a stock pot heat extra virgin olive oil just till smoking. Add in onions, garlic, chilies and cumin and stir till onions are translucent/soft. Add in ham hock, chicken stock, beer and 2 qts of water and bring to a boil. Add in black beans and simmer till beans are tender, 1 to 1 1/2 hrs.
    2. Season to taste with salt and pepper in last 15 min of cooking.
    3. Add in green onions and cilantro and cook 5 min more. Ladle into bowls and garnish with cilantro, lowfat sour cream or possibly salsa.
    4. Yield: 4 Servings

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