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Pressure Cooker: Using a pressure cooker speeds up the cooking time but is not necessary. If not using a pressure cooker, cook beans until soft and then proceed to step 2.
Cooking with Oil: Typically, the sofrito is sauteed in oil. I prefer using extra virgin olive oil towards the end of the cooking process (step 5) in order to use less oil.
Texture: Using a potato masher to thicken the soup is completely optional. You can leave it as is or use any method to mash the beans.