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Simple Black Bean Soup

 Simple Black Bean Soup
Frin Spring Hill, Tennessee, Cynthia Lepoutre relates, "I serve this simple soup with homemade bread and a green salad, and the compliments just keep pouring out of my husband."
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained, divided


  • In a large saucepan, cook onion and garlic in 2 tablespoons of broth
  • over medium heat until onion is tender. Stir in the oregano, thyme,
  • cumin and cayenne; cook for 1 minute. In a blender or food
  • processor, cover and process half of the beans for 30 seconds; add
  • to saucepan with the remaining beans and broth. Cook, uncovered,
  • over low heat for 15 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 2
  • servings.