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August 14, 2011
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By: Happy Hook Designs
Fantastic! I found this recipe amazing with some additions. I doubled the bell pepper and the celery. I also added much more cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, and a couple of dashes cayenne pepper. I ate it non-stop for almost a week without tiring from it, and am making another batch tonight. :) Pros: Healty and filling
April 26, 2011
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By: cathlinberreth01
needs the yogurt and cilantro to make it work I also found it "flat" or "bland" by itself, but the cilantro and the yogurt brightened it right up. I also didn't taste any hint of the coffee. I thought of adding some instant espresso to see if I could get the coffee taste there, but didn't. I did use the ham hocks. My first night I ate it with whole grain bread and found it very filling-I couldn't eat it all. The second night, my family loved it eating it up with tortilla chips. It was almost more like a dip and the chips added a fun crunch. Kids friendly. Pros: easy to follow Cons: preplanning required for soaking beans
April 17, 2011
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By: kathleenosullivan
Disappointing 'Hauntingly delicious'? Hardly. 'Flat' is more like it. I used Starbucks brewed coffee for flavor and included a piece of smoked ham bone, and still achieved nothing special, even after upping the salt quotient. Goya makes a canned black bean soup with much more punch. Also, be aware that your black beans may take two hours or more to reach doneness. Cons: Lack of flavor, longer cooking time than stated
April 12, 2011
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By: natty1122
A little disappointed I was not able to use a ham hock, which may have contributed to it being bland. I didn't find it had a "hauntingly delicious". I used just my regular morning coffee, not a strong, bold coffee, but I can't taste the coffee in it. After simmering for over an hour, that flavor isn't there anymore. Pros: filling Cons: not able to develop full flavor it promised
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