Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Black Bean Soup

Last night it was pretty drizzly here and all I wanted for dinner was soup.  I actually have a can of Amy's black bean soup, but since I was home, had the time, and tons of fresh ingredients, I decided to make my own.  I also figured it was about time I used one of my newest gadgets- my immersion hand blender!

Homemade Black Bean Soup
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1/2 onion, diced
1/4 green pepper, diced
1/2 Tablespoon chili powder (adjust depending on how much heat you like)
1/2 Tablespoon Cumin
1 about one can of stock (enough to cover beans/veggies in pot) (I used veggie)
1 can of black beans (drained and rinsed)
3-4 tablespoons of salsa
1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped.
1 handful of spinach
Optional toppings: cheddar, plain yogurt, avocado

This recipe makes about two servings, so if you want more soup, double it.

Heat olive oil in medium pot over medium heat.
Add your diced onion and pepper.

Add your spices and cook til softened.

Stir occasionally.

Add stock and black beans.

Add salsa, cilantro, and spinach.

Cook/stir til everything is heated/wilted.

Then take your immersion blender and blend!  (you could probably use a regular blender if you don't have an immersion blender)  Cook a few more minutes and then top with cheese, avocado, and plain yogurt.

Mmmmm, sooooooo good.  I love black beans, and this soup was right on :)

I had a low key night in, kind of fighting a migraine :(  I watched "The House of Sand of Fog" on Netflix and cuddled the pup.  Wow, that movie was screwed up...

I'm about to update my Netflix que and I know there's a LOT I haven't seen.  Any recommendations??


YUMMama said...

I've never tried plain yogurt with soups or chilis. I usually opt for the sour cream. I would if I could make this in my slow cooker?

Brittney said...

I bet you could! You might add more liquid if you're going to cook it all day so it doesn't all evaporate? I don't use my crock pot enough, but I really should. Good idea.

alison said...

I've only recently decided I like plain yogurt. Its like sour cream. yum! I also love black bean soup...husband hates beans of any kind :0

Katie said...

that looks really good!

Janey said...

I need to get one of those hand blenders! So many things to do - including this delicious soup!

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