Quick and Easy Black Bean Soup

Quick and Easy Black Bean Soup

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Chef John 18873

"All you need is a couple cans of beans, an onion, some bacon, and spices to whip up this simple but delicious soup."

Ingredients

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  • Calories:
  • 328 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 9.1 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 44g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 19.3 g
  • 39%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 22 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 1624 mg
  • 65%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place bacon in a cold pot. Turn heat to medium, cook and stir until the bacon is cooked but not crisp.
  2. Stir in onion; cook and stir for 5 minutes, until the onion turns translucent and golden.
  3. Stir in garlic; cook for 2-3 minutes. Add chicken stock, turn heat to medium-high. Stir in oregano, cayenne and salt. Add black beans and water. Return to a simmer.
  4. Simmer on medium-low, stirring occasionally, for 20-30 minutes. While it's cooking, mash about half the beans to thicken the soup.
  5. Stir in black pepper and cumin. Add salt to taste.
  6. Make the relish by stirring together minced green onion, sambal paste, and lime juice.
  7. Serve garnished with relish, chopped green onions, and sour cream.
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This was quite good. I left out the bacon to cut calories and replaced the can of water with more chicken broth to up the flavor. Came out delicious. Do make the garnish and use either sour crea...

I am really surprised that no one has mentioned the use of an immersion blender for this recipe. If you don't have one of these handy "stick" blenders, I strongly suggest you invest in one. It...

subbed basil for oregano and simmered an hour to thicken and blend flavors. Cheated and used blender. Awesome flavor! Loved this - will make again for sure.