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Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

I had black bean soup at a restaurant for the very first time a few weeks ago and I loved it! I hope that this recipe is as good as what I had. I like this recipe because you can cook all of your veggies while you're cooking your beans. (Overnight soak time is not included in prep time)

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Soak beans overnight in plenty of water.
  2. Place the soaked beans in a Dutch oven with 4 cups of water.
  3. Bring to a boil,cover and simmer until tender -- about 1 1/4 hours.
  4. Heat olive oil in a medium sized skillet adding onions,1/2 of the garlic,cumin,salt and carrot,over medium heat just until carrot is tender.
  5. Add remaining garlic and bell pepper,saute until everything is very tender -- 10-15 minutes.
  6. Add the sauteed mixture to the beans,scraping every last morsel.
  7. Stir in orange juice,black pepper,cayenne and optional tomatoes.
  8. Puree all or some of the soup with an immersion blender or food processor.
  9. Simmer over very low heat for 10-15 minutes more.
  10. Serve topped with garnish.