My dad has been making this soup for years. It's easy to prepare and really delicious I began using turkey Italian sausage to make it a little healthier, regular Italian sausage was in the original. It has been in my private recipe box for a while, I decided to post when my decidedly anti-bean 9 year old ate two bowls!
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- 12 ounces Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed
- 1 1/2 cups onions, chopped
- 10 garlic cloves, sliced
- 1 1/2 teaspoons fennel seeds, crushed
- 2 (15 ounce) cans black beans
- 14 1/2 ounces beef broth
- kosher salt and black pepper, to taste
- 1 dash ground red pepper
- 1/4 cup light sour cream
- 2 (14 1/2 ounce) cans diced tomatoes, drained
- 2 tablespoons fresh oregano, coarsely chopped
- 1Add 1-2 TBSP oil to pan. Brown sausage with onions and garlic. (If you do not have fresh oregano, add 1-2 tsp dried oregano in this step.).
- 2Stir in black beans (undrained), broth and crushed fennel seed. ( I crush seeds with a mortar and pestle or in the spice grinder.).
- 3Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cover.
- 4Simmer 15-20 minutes. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
- 5Stir in tomatoes and oregano and heat thoroughly.
- 6Combine red pepper and sour cream.
- 7Top each bowl with a dollop of spiced sour cream.
- 8Notes- I use low fat/ low sodium beef broth. Fire roasted diced tomatoes or Rotel tomatoes work wonderfully. I add the tomatoes at the end because I find they break down too much otherwise, if you like your tomatoes more broken down add them with the beans.
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Nutritional Facts for Dad's Black Bean Soup
Serving Size: 1 (420 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 438.8
- Calories from Fat 95
- Total Fat 10.5 g
- Saturated Fat 1.3 g
- Cholesterol 49.5 mg
- Sodium 1188.3 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 58.2 g
- Dietary Fiber 18.3 g
- Sugars 10.7 g
- Protein 31.0 g