Sunday, October 9, 2011

Meatless Mondays: Kickin' Black Bean Soup

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Meatless Mondays are back! It's been a while, but it is my goal to get back to eating vegetarian at least once a week. This spicy black bean soup is a perfect Meatless Monday meal: it's hearty, healthy, and has some kick to it! I cooled it off with a squeeze of fresh lime, a dollop of sour cream, and a sprinkle of fresh cilantro. It's a wonderful, filling soup that is a cinch to make! From start to finish this soup takes less than half an hour. 
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Kickin' Black Bean Soup
Modified From Let's Dish
Printable Version
Makes 4 bowls
Ingredients
1 tablespoon olive oil 
1 small onion, chopped
1 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped (I used about six slices of pickled jalapenos from a jar)
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon Julio's Seasoning (a gift from our awesome friends from TX!) or a dash of cayenne
2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
2 cups beef stock or vegetable broth
2 tablespoons lime juice
1/4 cup fresh cilantro
Sour cream
Salt and pepper, to taste


Directions
Heat olive oil in a Dutch Oven over medium heat. Add the onion, jalapeno and garlic and cook until soft, about five minutes. Stir in the chili powder, cumin, and Julio's seasoning. 
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Add the beans and broth and simmer for fifteen minutes. 
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Remove 1 1/2 cups of the soup and puree in a blender then return to a pot (or use a hand blender directly in the pot). 
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Remove from the heat and stir in lime juice. Ladle into individual bowls and add a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of cilantro. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Excellent with tortilla chips!
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5 comments:

  1. This looks and is delicious.Black beans have such a good taste;) Will remember to make it my next meatless day:)

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  2. LOVE black beans, as you know, and surprisingly I have never made black bean soup. This sounds perfect for when the weather gets cool (and pretty quick and easy too!). I will definitely be making this - hopefully soon!

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  3. I have never had black bean soup....putting this on the things I need to make soon!!! =)

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  4. I've been looking for a black bean soup to fulfill my Panera craving...this one looks deee-lish!

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  5. Yummy soup! Thanks for sharing.

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