Pressure cooker black bean soup

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
-----laurie morris ptjk30a--
16 ounces Black beans; dry
4 cups Beef stock; preferably homemade
3½ cup Water
1 pounds Smoked ham hocks
1 medium Onion; chopped
1 medium Leek; chopped
1 medium Celery rib; chopped
4 tablespoons Dry sherry ---spices-----
½ teaspoon Pepper; freshly ground
¼ teaspoon Thyme
1 Bay leaf
½ teaspoon Salt

Place draining basket in pressure cooker. Rinse beans. Place them in basket, with all remaining ingredients except sherry. Cover cooker, lock lid and bring to pressure then cook 45 minutes. Lift basket and allow solids to drain.

Remove pork knuckles. Puree remaining solids in two batches with metal blade of food processor. Return puree to stock and stir ro combine. Add sherry to taste. Cut meat from ham hocks into small pieces and add to soup.

Serve with sourdough rolls.

From "Cuisinart Quiet Pressure Cooker Recipes" Posted to MM-Recipes Digest V4 #170 by "Griff" <wgriffin@...> on Jul 2, 1997

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