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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.



READER'S COMMENT:
"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

03/15/2015
Anonymous
My picky eater loved it!

I had to have a soup for a church covered dish luncheon and wanted something easy. After finding several options, I asked my teenage kids for their preference. They picked this one. It was super easy and quick. My son who does not eat soup at all tasted it and asked me to make more to make sure there would be enough for the lunch. I made a second batch and combined the two. I offered the cilantro and sour cream on the side, so everyone got what they wanted. No leftovers - always a good sign. We loved the little punch of heat from the salsa. I'll be making this again!

Quick and easy
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01/28/2015
Anonymous
Why so much water?!

1. Use vegetable or chicken broth, not water.
2. DO NOT put 3 cups in! This is absolutely nuts. I doubled this recipe and used only ~1 cup worth of chicken broth.

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11/12/2014
Anonymous
Tasty soup, especially if you let it sit for a little bit!

The day I made this soup, it was kind of bland, like it was missing something. The next time I ate it (3 days later), it was perfect!!! I will definitely put this into my regular lunch rotation.

Cheap, Easy
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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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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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