Posts Tagged With: Comfort Food

Tomato Free Black Bean Soup

Here is another recipe I’m moving over from the old blog. I thought it was fitting to add it today, given that I just added the ingredients to my grocery list. 😉

We’ve been having chilly and rainy weather where I live, which to me is a good excuse to bust out the soup recipes. Black bean soup is one of my favorites. It is low in fat and big on taste. When I first wanted to make black bean soup I did some searching for a recipe and came up short. Every recipe I found had tomatoes in it (that doesn’t work for me unless I want arms covered in eczema). So, I ignored all of the recipes I had come across and just through some stuff together. I’ve made this soup numerous times since then. Pretty sure that makes it a successful experiment!

img_0360Black Bean Soup

Ingredients:

  • 6-15.25 oz cans black beans
  • 1 bag frozen bell pepper and onion blend
  • 1-7 oz can diced green chilies
  • 2 teaspoons beef bouillon
  • 3 garlic gloves minced
  • 3 cups water*
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper**
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin**
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Blend two cans of black beans until smooth.
  2. Drain and rinse remaining 4 cans of black beans.
  3. Add all of the ingredients to your crock-pot and cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours. (You can also cook this on the stove top on a simmer for about an hour.)
  4. Serve with rice or tortilla chips, fresh chopped cilantro and shredded cheese.

*Depending on how thick you like your soup, you may want to add more or less water.
**I usually add these seasonings to taste, so these are rough estimates of how much to use.

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