Recipe by Chef John
"All you need is a couple cans of beans, an onion, some bacon, and spices to whip up this simple but delicious soup."
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pinch of dried oregano
pinch of cayenne pepper
salt to taste
2 (14.5 ounce) cans
black beans, rinsed and drained
14 1/2 fluid ounces
ground black pepper
minced green onion
sambal paste (or minced red chiles)
juice of 1 lime
chopped green onion
This was quite good. I left out the bacon to cut calories and replaced the can of water with more chicken broth to up the flavor. Came out delicious. Do make the garnish and use either sour cream or yogurt to top it off. Black beans are so healthy so any way to incorporate them into your diet is a winner - if it's tasty too than all the better!
overwhelming amount of bacon fat.
I am really surprised that no one has mentioned the use of an immersion blender for this recipe. If you don't have one of these handy "stick" blenders, I strongly suggest you invest in one. It's much easier to use and clean than a regular blender for this type of application. You can control how thick you want the soup to be by the amount of time you blend the soup, and you do it right in the same pot! What could be easier than that?
subbed basil for oregano and simmered an hour to thicken and blend flavors. Cheated and used blender. Awesome flavor! Loved this - will make again for sure.
Best Black Bean soup I've ever had! BONUS: I made it! :) I used low sodium beans, but followed the recipe exactly and the result was perfection! I didn't even make the relish, but I did use sour cream. It was a big hit with the hubby too.
Really good! I have a always relied on a wonderful recipe from a Seattle restaurant (Cafe Sport -- now gone), but it took a better part of a day to make. This is just as flavorful and easy to make for a weeknight dinner.
I made the recipe as written and added a large diced carrot for color. I used an emersion blender and cooked it down to a thicker consistency, so it made about 2 large bowls worth.
Thanks for the recipe.
Just tried this recipe. Is it just me, or would this be EPIC with some grated cheddar on top? Just an idea. Also, I think the soup will taste good no matter what, but would probably look "prettier" if it was blended/pureed a bit if you're willing to take the extra time. All in all, a scrumptious hearty soup! Also, I think because of the bacon it doesn't need a lot of extra salt-- just be wary with that shaking hand!
This is so good, I'm not even done with it and I have to come give it a good review! Don't change anything about it, it is perfect. I didn't have red chili or sambal but I did have red curry paste which had red chili peppers in it. I used it for the relish and I can't imagine the dish without these flavors.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Quick and Easy Black Bean Soup
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 328
** Calories from Fat: 82
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