Thursday, September 30, 2010

Black Bean Soup

Another dish that's really awesome in terms of price:output ratio and tastes amazing at the same time. It's a little more effort than making chili, but the time put into it is well worth it. If you college kids are tired of the cereal and ramen diet you could try this out.

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons chopped jalapeño chile with seeds, divided
  • 2 15- to 16-ounce cans black beans, undrained
  • 1 15-ounce can petite diced tomatoes in juice
  • 1 1/2 cups low-salt chicken broth
  • Chopped fresh cilantro
  • Chopped green onions
  • Crumbled feta cheese
Heat oil in heavy large pot over medium-high heat. Add onion, carrot, and garlic; sauté until vegetables begin to soften, about 6 minutes. Mix in cumin and 1 teaspoon jalapeño. Add beans, tomatoes with juice, and broth; bring soup to boil. Reduce heat to medium, cover, and cook until carrots are tender, about 15 minutes. Transfer 3 cups of soup to blender and puree until smooth. Return puree to pot. Simmer soup until slightly thickened, about 15 minutes. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and remaining 1 teaspoon jalapeño, if desired.
Ladle soup into bowls. Garnish with cilantro, green onions, and feta cheese.

44 comments:

  1. That looks like an amazing recipe. I made a similar soup (from an Alton Brown recipe) once with dried beans and it took forever. The Nature's Promise organic black beans would take this to the next level

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  2. sounds great, gonna try this one

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  3. Sounds tasty, but it also sounds like it would make my bowls void themselves.

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  4. great recipe, will copy paste and print this! thanks. and yes they do indeed work. just print them out on printer paper. cut them out and use at store. simple as that.

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  5. Sounds great! I'll have to make it soon!

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  6. sounds amazing, but a little too much salt.

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  7. this meal will taste good, 2 times
    once u eat it and once you give it back to the world

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  8. This honestly sounds delicious.

    I'm kind of reminded of my mother's Shipwreck.

    Thanks for sharing, I look forward to trying this out!

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  9. I like the way you designed your blog :)

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  10. Sounds great, i'll have to try it

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  11. Every ingredient is good, so i guess all them together would be even more tastier. Thanks

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  12. I am looking forward to trying this one

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  13. oh hello, good day to you kind sir. :)

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  14. I'm an avid reader of yours so I'd appreciate it if you headed over to my blog and voted in my poll and stuff =)

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  15. i think i know wahts for lunch tomorrow

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  16. Ima try cock it but i bet ill burn it,Ill let my women make it ;)

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  17. looks great! cant wait to try it out tonight =)

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  18. I love making a batch of beans every now and then. Tasty, economical...but gaseous.

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  19. This actually sounds really good. I know what I'll be making tomorrow for lunch.

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  20. Will this work with white beans? I like the white ones better.

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  21. I don't see why not. Any bean could work; I just like the sweetness in black beans best.

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  22. Can you follow this up with black bean burger?

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  23. Some pics would be great...
    Sounds good btw!

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  24. Haven't had black bean soup in ages. Time to remedy this.

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  25. I've never tried it. My friend is always on about it though, I will give her this recipe.

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  26. i actually love black been soup.

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  27. black beans are great ! very good source of protein+carbs

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  28. Sounds pretty yummy going to be trying this myself following for future post!

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  29. I liked your input on my last blog post :)

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  30. I'm gonna try this once it gets a bit colder outside

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