Black Bean and Onion Soup

Total Time
25 mins
35 mins

Was going to make a Hoppin' John soup but the pantry was empty of black-eyed peas so made this instead. I was pleased with the results but my "boys" (students) thought it lacked spice and added hot sauce.

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  1. .Heat oil over med-high heat in large soup pot.
  2. Add the next nine ingredients (include salt, if using).
  3. Stir fry until onion is soft. Stir frequently.
  4. Add black beans, spinach, and broth.
  5. Bring to a boil, then turn down to a simmer, stir and cover.
  6. Simmer about 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7. When serving, drizzle some half "n" half over soup, if desired.
  8. I served pita halfs stuffed with lettuce, tomato, and pepperjack cheese with this for a complete meal. I can also see some cooked rice added for a heartier meal.