July 31, 2019

Black Bean Soup

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This bean soup is so hearty it will fool you into thinking there’s meat in it. Don’t worry if you can’t find Mexican-style stewed tomatoes. You can make your own by just buying regular stews tomatoes and adding a small can of diced green chilies. Enjoy!

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Black Bean Soup

So hearty, it will fool you into thinking there's meat in it.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 people 1x
  • Category: Soup

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Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 medium onion (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup celery (finely chopped)
  • 1 clove garlic (finely chopped)
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 15 oz. cans of black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 2 15 oz. cans of stewed tomatoes (Mexcan-style)
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 stalks green onions (chopped (optional))

Instructions

  1. In a large pot over medium high, heat olive oil, add the onions, celery, bell pepper, and garlic. Saute everything until tender, about 5 minutes.
  2. Lower heat to medium-low. Add in the black beans, cumin, coriander, salt and pepper. Stir well and simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Spoon 1/2 of the hot bean mixture into a blender and puree it. Then return the puree back to the pot.
  4. Continue cooking the soup while stirring occassionally, until heated through, about another 5 minutes.
  5. Using a soup laddle, spoon the soup into soup bowls. Garnish with 1 tbsp of sour cream and chopped green onions (optional). Enjoy!

Notes

Don’t worry if you can’t find Mexican-style stewed tomatoes. You can make your own by just buying regular stewed tomatoes and adding a small can of diced green chilies.




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