Black Bean Soup

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Chef1MOM-Connie

This is perfect for those bluster days when you want something substantial in your belly after you brush the snow off your boots and thaw your hands and face. Perfect for a January in Buffalo area. This is a vegetarian soup however it can be made meatless by adding in any number of cooked meats (hamburger, stew beef, chicken, ham or turkey. Your choice) Sit down with the fire roaring, crunchy bread and a steaming bowl of soup and you are close to heaven. Copied / adapted from the Buffalo News 7 day meal planner section.

Top Review by Starrynews

Great black bean soup! Loved the addition of tomato paste for a little thickening and a hint of tomato flavor to the soup. I kept it vegetarian, but did use the optional sherry and chopped tomatoes. Thanks for sharing! PAC Spring '11

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Take first 4 ingredients and cook in a dutch oven until tender.
  2. Puree 1 can black beans with 2 c vegetable broth stir into pot.
  3. Cook 1 minute, then add in tomatoe paste.
  4. Add in 2nd can black beans unddrained with the spices and stir.
  5. Bring to boil on highthen reduce heat to simmer.
  6. This is where you can add in cooked meat if you choose.
  7. Cover pot partially and simmer10 minute.
  8. Stir in 1/4 c dry sherry if you choose.
  9. Ladle into bowls and top with chopped tomatoes, serve with crusty bread and a spinach salad.

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