Black Bean Soup

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated January/February 2005, America's Test Kitchen TV

We wanted a soup that had a strong flavor; a rich, dark broth; and perfectly cooked beans.

SERVES6 (Makes about 9 cups)

TIME3 hours

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

For a black bean soup recipe that would produce an attractive, dark-colored soup full of sweet, spicy, smoky flavors, we went with dried beans, which release flavor into the broth as they cook, unlike canned beans. Furthermore, they proved ...

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