Southwest Black Bean Soup Recipe

* Chipotle Chile should be one that has been canned in Adobo Sauce.

Step 1

Cook and stir onion and garlic in oil in 4-quart Dutch oven until onion is tender. Stir in remaining ingredients except Quick Creme Fraiche and Bell pepper; heat to boiling. Boil 2 minutes; reduce heat. Cover and simmer until beans are tender, about 2 1/2 hours. Pour 1/4 of the soop into food processor workbowl fitted with steel blade or into blender container, cover and process until smooth. Repeat with remaining soup. Serve with Quick Creme Fraiche and Bell Pepper.


Gradually stir whipping cream into sour cream. Cover and refrigerate up to 48 hours.

Things You'll Need

  • 1c Onion; Chopped, 1 Large
  • 4ea Clove Garlic; Finely Chopped
  • 2tb Vegetable Oil
  • 1lb Black Beans; Dried
  • 2c Ham; Smoked, Cooked, Cubed
  • 6c Chicken Broth
  • 2tb Red Chiles; Ground
  • 2tb Cilantro; Fresh, Snipped
  • 1tb Oregano Leaves; Dried
  • 2ts Cumin; Ground
  • 28oz Whole Tomatoes; Undrained
  • 1ea Chipotle Chile; *
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  • 1/3c Whipping Cream
  • 2/3c Dairy Sour Cream
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper; Chopped

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