Best Black Bean Soup

Tam D

By
@methodmaven

I've tried several versions of black bean soup, but this one had the best balance of flavors, and I think it's a keeper :) I love this soup because it's healthy and nutritious, super-fast and easy -- with great flavor, that's a winning combination!


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Serves:

4-6

Prep:

5 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

2 Tbsp
olive oil
2 Tbsp
butter
1 large
onion, chopped
2 Tbsp
tomato paste
1 Tbsp
dried celery leaves
1 tsp
beef base or bouillon
1 tsp
ground oregano
2 tsp
dehydrated minced garlic
1 tsp
cumin
1/4 tsp
ground chipotle pepper
1 tsp
jalapeno bacon salt
1 tsp
salt, to taste
2 can(s)
black beans, seasoned
1 can(s)
refried black beans
1 can(s)
beef broth
1/2 c
sangria

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Saute chopped onion in olive oil and butter, in a 4 qt. dutch oven, on medium-low heat.

Stir occasionally.
2
When it has good color (10-15 min.), stir in tomato paste and cook a minute or two, stirring often.
3
Add the beef base and spices, and cook another minute or two, stirring often.
4
Stir in the broth.

Add the beans and the wine.
5
Bring to slow boil, covered, stirring often.
6
Blend in the refried beans.

Reduce heat and simmer, covered, 15 minutes.
7
NOTES: You may serve with a garnish of sour cream or shredded cheese and chopped green olives, if you want to make it extra special, but it's perfect without the fuss :)

I like full flavor and spice, but not a lot of heat. This recipe is spicy without being hot.

If you want a version with meat, cut up some dried chorizo sausage and add it after the onion is cooked, with the tomato paste.

I use J&D brand bacon salt -- it's amazing! You can get it from your grocery store, from their website, or from Amazon.com.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Bean Soups
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: Spanish
Dietary Needs: Gluten-Free, Dairy Free
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy