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“This is the best bean soup I've ever had. I typically use black beans, great northern beans, and kidney beans but you can use pretty much any bean besides garbanzo -they make it a little too mealy for my taste. My best friend and I came up with this recipe in New Orleans when we were broke and all we had was a bunch of beans in the cabinet. You can also add tomatoes and jalapeno peppers or red pepper flake if you like things spicy. The key is LOTS of olive oil and LOTS of basil!”
3hrs 15mins
1 pot of soup

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  1. Heat olive oil in soup pot and saute' all ingredients except last three until transparent. Add everything else and simmer until creamy, approximately 3hours. Add water or broth as needed for the consistency you like. Time saver: to help creaminess along mash beans against the side of the pot with a big spoon.

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