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black bean soup with corn tortillas
black bean soup

black bean soup ingredients

This Black Bean soup, although hearty enough to be a meal in itself, was actually a side dish to my forthcoming veggie taco platter post!

  • Ingredients (pictured above):
    - 1 1/2 cups of black beans
    - 1/2 chopped green pepper
    - 1 small yellow onion, chopped
    - 2 cloves chopped garlic
    - 1 teaspoon chili powder
    - 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    - 3 cups veggie broth
    - Chiltepin or crushed red pepper

saute the pepper, onion and hot pepper

In a medium sized pot, with a little olive or coconut oil, saute the pepper, onion, garlic and hot peppers, until the onions start softening and become translucent.

Next, add in the powdered seasonings, stir well. Add the tomato and cook for a minute or two over medium heat so the tomatoes start releasing some of their juices.

Add the beans and the vegetable broth and bring to a rolling boil for 5 minutes, reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes.

add the tomato and the rest of the spices

The last step is blending!! Ladle about 1/2 of the soup into a blender, making sure to get an even distribution of broth to beans/veggies. Puree in blender and then reintroduce it to the soup remaining in the pot, bring to a boil and then serve. By blending only half, you’ll get a nice chunky soup.

black bean soup recipe detail

Garnish the soup to your liking. I used a thinly sliced lime wedge and pickled carrot, but corn, salsa and cilantro are also tasty.

black bean soup with corn tortillas

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