Black Bean Soup

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Gretchen ***

By
@gcolie

This is my favorite soup. It's delicious, filling, and versatile.
You can serve this over rice, with tortilla chips, or with a slice of cornbread.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
8
Prep:
8 Hr 15 Min
Cook:
2 Hr
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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  • 1 lb
    dried black beans*
  • 1 large
    onion, diced
  • 4 stalk(s)
    celery, diced
  • 2
    carrots, peeled and diced
  • 3
    garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 c
    chicken broth
  • 2 1/4 tsp
    cumin
  • dash(es)
    cayenne pepper (or more if you like)
  • ·
    juice of 1/2 lime
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste
  • OPTIONAL TOPPINGS:

  • ·
    sour cream, chopped cilantro, crumbled queso fresco, diced onion, diced tomato, sliced green onion, diced avocado, shredded cheddar cheese, crumbled bacon

How to Make Black Bean Soup

Step-by-Step

  1. Soak the beans: Rinse and sort beans. Soak beans in cold water (6-8 cups) for 8 hours or overnight.
  2. Drain and rinse beans. Add to a large stockpot with water to cover by 1 inch. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer until beans are tender (1 1/2- 2 hours).
    Season with salt and pepper to taste.
    Do not drain.
  3. Cook onion, celery, and carrots in 1-2 tablespoons oil (or bacon drippings for extra flavor) in a skillet over medium heat until tender ( 6-7 minutes).
    Add garlic and cook for another 2 minutes.
  4. Add vegetables, broth, cumin, and cayenne pepper to pot of beans.
    Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
    Working in batches, transfer 1/2 of the soup to the blender and puree. (Or use an immersion blender if you have one).
    Return soup to pot and heat through.
    Stir in lime juice and serve.





    * You can substitute 4 cans of black beans for the dried. Just skip the first two steps and add a little extra broth to get desired consistency.

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About Black Bean Soup

Course/Dish: Bean Soups
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: Cuban
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, Low Fat
Other Tag: Healthy




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