Quick Black Bean Soup Recipe

Step 1

DRAIN THE BEANS and put them in a soup pot with enough cold water to cover by a couple of inches. Bring to a boil and skim off the foam that rises to the surface; then add the onions and the garlic. Lower the heat and cook until the onions are soft, about 15 minutes; add the tomatoes and their juice, the pureed chiles and half the cilantro and lightly salt. Simmer until the beans are tender, an hour or so. Occasionally give them a stir while they're cooking. When done, taste for salt, stir in the remaining cilantro and garnish as desired.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 1/2c Dry black beans
  • - rinsed and soaked
  • - 6 hrs or overnight
  • 1sm Onion; diced
  • 1 Garlic clove; finely chopped
  • 1/2 Chipotle chile; minced -OR-
  • 1tb -Smoked Chile Salsa
  • 16oz Canned peeled tomatoes
  • - chopped, juice reserved
  • 1/2bn Cilantro
  • Sour cream
  • Grated muenster cheese
  • -=OR=- Monterey Jack cheese
  • Chile pequins; -=OR=- other
  • -Small dried Red Chiles

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