Black Bean Soup by Marianna

2 c black beans

10 c water

1 c celery, chopped small

6 veggie boullion cubes

1/2 c onion, chopped small

1/2 c carrot, minced

4 T flour

4 T margarine

1/2 c sherry

3 cloves garlic

1 bay leaf

1/8 tsp cayette

1 tsp sugar

1/4 tsp thyme

Combine beans and water in crock pot early in the morning and cook, covered, on high till evening. With potato masher, mash beans in the water in the crock pot till they make a thick paste, but not toally pureed. Saute onions and garlic in margarine, add flour, cook 2-3 min. then add to soup. Add everything else and cook one hour, stirring occasionally.

Serves 8-10

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