Contest-Winning Black Bean Soup
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Cook: 25 min.
Makes8 servings (2 quarts)
My second review. The first was 5 stars. This recipe is outstanding. I think I’ve made this 6 times since my first review. Make it exactly as written the first time and tweak it from there. Served with a dollop of sour cream makes it pure joy.
This was VG and different from our regular black bean soup with cilantro. Next time I would add a 4th can of beans and mash 2 cans for thickness. The lime juice at the end really changes the soup.
BIG HIT with family! Everyone went back for seconds. Tasted great the next day. The only change I made was to use four cans of beans instead of three. I still mashed one can to thicken the broth. I used two cans of Rotel tomatoes and chilies, but removed the liquid from one. Thank you for a wonderful recipe!
Very easy and tasty. I used canned beans, but next time I may cook dried beans.
Delicious soup - great flavor and simple to put together. I did thicken a little just because we like it that way, but no other changes. Definitely a keeper.
I made this last night and it was a BIG hit with my 2 adult, 1 teen and 2 toddlers. Only ommiting the jalepenio. Today I used my griddle on 370, soft tortillas, shredded sharp cheddar cheese ( and thin slices when I ran out of shredded) to make the best quesadillas I have ever tried! Dipped in sour cream! Other than ommiting the jalapeno for my kids sake, I also added another can of mashed black beans because I love black beans and was worried there wouldnt be enough, and used 4 cups water and 4 chicken boullion cubes in place of the cans of broth.
My daughter is been vegetarian for about a year, and we are always trying to find new recipes to make for her. The cumin made it taste a lot like the chili I make, so it was a welcome blend of flavors. My husband and son were afraid to try it because of the fresh jalapeño pepper, but the flavor was subtle, and she and I both added extra Louisiana hot sauce. She and I both had multiple bowls soon after making it. Definitely a keeper recipe.
I loved this soup! I made it as written with the exception of adding another can of black beans. I also found it to be broth-ier (as another reviewer indicated) than most bIack bean soups, so I did thicken it just a bit by adding a little corn starch/ water combo. Regardless, it was wonderful (my friends echoed that sentiment). I doubled the recipe and froze the extra. I found it to be thicker (and just as great) after defrosting and reheating. I will definitely make this again!
Really liked this recipe. Did not put tomatoes or lime juice in it.. Allergies. Used lime zest instead. Dialed back a little bit of the heat. Still spicy enough for me. Will make it again. Will also put tomatoes directly in the bowls. Thanks for the recipe.
Good soup. I had a few links of hot sausage I had and used them along with some sofrito and the soup was very well received