Spicy Black Bean Soup
Looking for a hearty soup that is simple to prepare? This black bean soup has a stick-to-your ribs texture, and tons of flavor. Ready in just 50 minutes, the pureed beans thicken the soup, making a rich base for the whole beans, corn and tomatoes. A stick blender makes this a truly one-pot dish, taking out the need to transfer the mixture to-and-from the blender. Red pepper flakes and the canned tomatoes with green chiles combine to bring a kick of spicy heat to the soup. A hearty main dish dinner soup, you can also serve small bowls with a salad for a filling lunch or start a dinner party with cups. Top with a dollop of sour cream or slices of avocado, if desired. Guests might also like some fresh sliced jalapeno to add to their bowls.
1 medium, finely chopped
4 medium clove(s), minced
Canned black beans
45 oz, undrained, divided (three 15 oz cans)
Red pepper flakes
½ tsp, or to taste
Fat free chicken broth
14½ oz, or vegetable broth
Canned tomatoes with green chilis
Canned yellow corn
11 oz, drained
- Coat bottom of a large stockpot with cooking spray. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until onions are soft but not brown, about 5 minutes.
- Place one can of beans in blender; add sautéed onion mixture, red pepper flakes and cumin. Cover and blend on high until smooth, about 30 seconds. Pour mixture back into stockpot.
- Place second can of beans and broth in blender and puree until smooth; add to stockpot.
- Stir third can of beans (do not puree first), tomatoes and green chilies, and corn into stockpot. Bring to a boil, lower heat to medium and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes. Yields about 1 1/2 cups of soup per serving.