Black Bean Soup

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 1,660


2 cups dried black beans, washed, soaked overnight and drained
1 cup diced ham
1 onion, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
3 jalapeño peppers, seeded and chopped
10 cups water
2 (14 1/2-ounce) cans chicken broth
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons snipped fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons cumin
1 (8-ounce) carton sour cream


In a large, heavy soup pot, place all ingredients except sour cream. Bring to a boil; turn heat down and simmer for about 2 hours or until beans are tender. Add more water as needed and stir occasionally; make sure there is enough water in pot to make soup consistency and not too thick. Place a few cups at a time in a food processor (using the steel blade) or the blender, and purée until smooth. Add sour cream and reheat soup. Serve in individual bowls.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 1,660
Calories from Fat: 154

This Black Bean Soup recipe is from the Best of the Best From The Southwest Cookbook Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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