Black Bean Soup

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by Gidget265

I modified, combined, and customized the top 5 black bean soup recipes on this site, because of the major modifications and because it was so good, I thought I'd post here for my reference. Maybe someone else would like this too?

Top Review by lduffey

Very good! I skipped the bacon, to reduce the fat and simply sweated the veggies in OO. It was excellent I didn't have the chilis, but had some habeneros in the freezer so used 1/2 in the pot, and removed it after about 30 minutes. Nice heat. Also used chicken andouille which worked well.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute Bacon in a soup pot to release fat and crisp bacon. Remove bacon drain on paper towel. Leave in fat if only a Tbl or two. Remove excess grease.
  2. Saute andouille sausage to release fat and crisp. Remove from pot and drain on paper towel. Remove all but 1 - 2 Tbl grease.
  3. Sweat (on low saute) all veggies in pot for about 15 minutes.
  4. Add back in sausage, drained and rinsed black beans, tomatoes, broth and spices.
  5. Boil, then reduce to simmer about an hour -- till flavors meld.
  6. Puree part (leave some chunks) of the pot using an immersion blender or a regular blender.
  7. Mix back in crisped bacon.
  8. Serve with lime juice, cilantro and a dash of sour cream if you like.

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