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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...

35 Reviews for Black Bean Soup

01/19/2013

My husband asks for this soup all the time, it's amazing! Lots of zip to it without a lot of work. I put it on our regular meal rotation!

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01/14/2013
Anonymous
Good basic recipe

..Adding some smoked turkey ( or you can even use ' foturkey) cut into pieces is a great addition to this soup..I also added a can of drained ' Ranch beans' and that really made the flavor pop. I served w heated flour tortillas, and thats dinner!!

Easy ingredients, so that you can ' amp up' the flavor .
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09/26/2012
Anonymous
I wouldn't change a thing

I made this recipe just as is and the only thing that I might change is the use of chicken stock instead of water. I really liked this fast and easy soup. This soup is filling and could easily be served as a main dish with some hearty bread and a salad on the side. I will make this recipe again.

Very filling soup
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08/11/2012
Anonymous
Black Bean Soup

I add chopped red bell peppers, large onion to oil. Saute til translucent. Add chicken broth in place of water. I use Walmarts "great Value" black bean and corn salsa...one jar. Also I add 2 cups or more cooked elbow macaroni to the soup. Add a Tbls. more cumin...now you have a great soup!

A quick tasty soup
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04/18/2012
Anonymous

This soup was very easy to make using the canned beans. I mixed it up a little and used black & Great Northern beans. I tasted it before adding extra ingredients and thought it was already very good but I went ahead and added some garlic and Mexican Oregano because I did not have quite enough salsa. (We put garlic in almost everything.) This was delicious! We have three boys with very different tastes but everyone had seconds of this one. Can't really think of any cons even if I tried. Thanks for sharing!

Easy & inexpensive to make, can tailor recipe to different tastes, tastes delicious
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