Monday, February 2, 2015

Super Simple Black Bean Soup (10 Days of Family Friendly Soups)

This series: I've made a lot of soup in the past few years.  I've come to know what my family will eat and what they won't.  Why don't you put my experience to work for you?!  Hope you find something tasty!  (I think you will!)

10 Days of Family Friendly Soups :: Day 8

Super Simple Black Bean Soup
(from Family Fun Magazine)

- I love this soup because it's soooo simple, so quick to make, and really, really good-

(this recipe is doubled, suitable for a large family dinner)

2 c. salsa (Choose mild, medium, or hot to suit your family's taste.  I use mild, or sometimes 1 c. of mild and 1 c. of medium.)

4 (15.5 oz) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
4 c. chicken broth or stock
2 t. lime juice (and some zest if you have it!)
4 T. chopped fresh cilantro


Heat the salsa in soup pot over medium heat, stirring often, for ab out 5 minutes.  

Stir in the broth and beans.  Bring to a boil, then lower heat.  

Cover and simmer for about 15 minutes.  

Use an immersion blender or counter-top blended to puree some or all of the soup, whichever you prefer.  
Stir in lime juice and cilantro and reheat.   


Top soup with sour cream, fresh chives, and shredded cheddar cheese.

Serve with corn bread or tortilla chips.  

This recipe makes about 8 1-cup servings. 

This soup freezes well.  Just thaw, reheat, and eat!
While Family Fun Magazine called this a "hearty" black bean soup, it's a little misleading.  It is not the thick and creamy soup that is usually implied by "hearty."  But it is filling and deeee-licious!  It's one of my children's favorite dinners :)

Eating with diabetes?  Carbohydrate info: 1 cup = 40 carbs

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  1. Yum, especially with Mexican cornbread. My immersion blender better watch out, it's going to be doing overtime here soon.

  2. i brought this soup to the schieder's for dan's surprise party after seeing it on your blog. it really is easy, even when tripling it. geez, my menu sure does seem to be heavily influenced by your posts lately. i just made the chicken pot pie one on saturday. yum!

    1. Happy to help! Though, I got the pot pie recipe from Mary, so she's heavily influenced your menu too :)


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