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Smokey Black bean and Bacon Soup
Smokey Black Bean and Bacon Soup
(Serves 4)
5 cups chicken broth (stock)
2 cups black beans
15 strips of bacon
½ tblsp bacon fat (liquid)
½ tsp chipotle pepper (a smoked jalapeno)
¼ tsp liquid hickory smoke
NOTES: O.k., o.k. you do not have to add the bacon fat. (But it tastes so good in here!) You can also puree ¾ of the batch and leave some whole beans in there.


Boil beans in the stock until tender. Add fat, chipotle and liquid smoke.
Puree with a blender, taste!

Adjust seasoning with a little salt if needed. Crumble the bacon into the soup and stir well. (Do not puree any further.) Bon Appetite!