Picante Black Bean Soup

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Queenkungfu

This won a "Pace" picante contest

Top Review by Bayhill

We really enjoyed this quick and easy soup. I love recipes that go together in a hurry with ingredients that I have on hand, and this is one does just that. I used thick-sliced bacon, Mexican oregano, "hot" picante sauce, and 2 cloves garlic. Also, I added some black pepper and cumin. We loved the chewiness that the bacon added when sprinkled on top. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe. *Made for Fall 2009 My 3 Chefs*

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook bacon over medium high heat until crisp.
  2. Remove to paper towels; set aside.
  3. Add onion and garlic to drippings.
  4. Cook and stir for 3 minutes.
  5. Add beans, broth, water, 3/4 cup picante sauce, salt and oregano.
  6. Cover and simmer 20 minutes.
  7. Ladle into soup bowls; dollop with sour cream.
  8. Sprinkle with bacon.
  9. Serve with crackers or tortilla chips.

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