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Black Bean Soup

January/February 2010

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This is a zippy Southwestern-flavored black bean soup. We make it with canned beans so it comes together in minutes. If you have leftovers, pack them up in individual serving containers for lunch the next day.



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"This recipe is an excellent jumping off point for you to embellish if you're in the mood, or it's great just as it is. Normally, I add one crushed clove of garlic, substitute chicken broth for the water and add salt only at the end since...

36 Reviews for Black Bean Soup

10/14/2014
Anonymous

I am enjoying a bowl of this soup as I write the comment! Though, has to be said, I have continued to tweak the recipe since the first attempt. I don't use salsa any more, instead use tomatoes and spices. The latest version has red peppers and celery in too, and always add yoghurt (not sour cream ), lime and cilantro. A delicious soup, even on the first making, not sure why there were negative comments. Puzzled by the reference to tortilla soup.....nothing like and not meant to be!

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09/10/2013
Anonymous
Great quick meal for vegetarians!

I would use vegetable broth instead of water, no sour cream, and would absolutely use cilantro (so good for you!!).

Easy, protein, vegetarian
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06/18/2013
Anonymous
Bland

This was so bland, I'm sorry. I had to add salsa, way more salt, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, black beans, and it still tasted nothing like tortilla soup. A total waste.

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Anonymous wrote 2 years 51 weeks ago

I agree! I did the exact same

I agree! I did the exact same thing plus some hot sauce to try and give it a little umph

04/08/2013
Anonymous
Great healthy soup

I didn't use the canola oil as onions make their own liquid. I added diced carrots and garlic as well as celery to the sauté. 1 can of black beans and I didn't purée any of it. I made a cilantro and lime rice and put it over it. Don't leave the lime out in the end...it makes the soup, awesome.

A quick put together meal for nights you didn't think ahead.
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03/03/2013
Anonymous

I used chicken broth, Rotel tomatoes instead of salsa, 1 can of refried black beans so I didn't need to puree, added ground turkey, and served over cilantro and lime rice. Very yummy and hearty!

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