Intense Black Bean Soup

"really quick, really easy. GREAT source of fiber and spicy to boot!"
 
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photo by HeathersKitchen photo by HeathersKitchen
Ready In:
1hr 20mins
Ingredients:
10
Serves:
8
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ingredients

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directions

  • mix 7 cups of water and black beans and set to boil on medium heat.
  • sautee onions, garlic, cayenne, and crushed red pepper in olive oil until onions are soft.
  • add onion mixture to the beans and water and stir. boil for 15 minutes.
  • add chopped green bell pepper and lower heat to simmer for 20 minutes.
  • allow to cool for 15-20 minutes.
  • pour half of the mixture into a blender and puree.
  • add to pot and reheat until ready to serve.
  • Good with crackers, whole wheat toast, and pitas.

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Reviews

  1. PaulaG
    I followed Heather'sKitchen and made this in the crockpot. The recipe was reduced to 4 servings and in place of the water, I used low-sodium chicken stock. This had a nice kick from the cayenne and red pepper flakes. If I were to make it again, I think I would try adding some Mexican oregano and cumin for additional flavor. *PAC September 2007*
     
  2. HeathersKitchen
    This was very good soup! I assembled in the crock pot and let cook 5 hours on low. I used my stick blender right in the pot to puree. It had a very pleasant aroma while cooking. The flavor was good with a nice kick of heat, which I enjoyed. My kids added cheese and sour cream to cool the heat a bit. They all gobbled it up with corn chips (even the picky 2 year old!). Thanks for the easy and yummy recipe.
     
  3. SouthernBelle
    I made in slow cooker. I added 2 cans chicken broth & 3 cans water but way too much fluid. Cooked on low 5-6 hrs. I ran out of time, sauted rest, turned up to high to boil briefly. Flavor is great, nice heat to it. I added cilantro, YUM! Will see what leftovers are like.
     
  4. friday lynn
    I just love this recipe of Black bean soup so very much.When I made it the first time it was<br/>just fine.Until the two spices hit me from the back and the front of my mouth and stomach.<br/>That's when knew I had to take one of the spices out and add some sour cream.So I could<br/>just keep on eating it . Thanks for the one bean I love in a soup. 2014
     
  5. princessbride029
    I quartered the recipe to serve just 2 of us. Loved the little bit of heat. We found the soup just a little too garlicky for our tastes (which is weird, since normally I love lots of garlic!). Well, that's an easy fix - next time I'll just use less! Thanks for sharing this easy recipe! :)
     
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Tweaks

  1. Laura D.
    Saute the onion and garlic in the crockpot. Add the rest of the ingredients and cook on low for 5 hrs. Then take the lid off and cook on high until consistency I like.
     

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