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Beautiful and hardy, Black Bean Soup is a vegetable and protein rich meal that is so good it is almost addictive.

Black Bean Soup

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6 -8 servings
Author Heather

Ingredients

  • 1 lb dried black beans
  • 5-6 cups water
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 3/4 lb ground beef *fat % of your choosing
  • 2 lg 6oz precooked jalapeño beef sausage *see tip #1 above
  • 1 med brown onion *diced about 2 cups
  • 3-4 garlic cloves *minced or crushed
  • 1 lg yellow or orange bell pepper *roughly diced
  • 8 oz frozen corn
  • 1 can 14-15 oz diced fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tbsp coriander
  • Juice of 2 limes *about 2 tbsp
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • For the Garnish
  • Sour cream
  • green onions *diced

Instructions

  1. Rinse black beans thoroughly in a colander & place in a stockpot. Cover beans with water and bring to a boil. Once boiling stir and lower temperature to lowest heat setting. Cover pot and simmer for approximately 3 hours or until beans are tender, making sure to stir once an hour. Do not discard liquid from beans.
  2. When beans are tender heat a large frying pan over medium/high heat. Add oil and sauté onions until sweating. Add hamburger and thoroughly cook, stirring consistently. Add garlic and bell pepper and continue cooking until pepper is tender.
  3. Meanwhile, add diced tomatoes with liquid, cumin, coriander and lime juice to beans. Cut sausage and add to beans. Add ground beef mixture and frozen corn. Raise heat and simmer for about 15 mins.
  4. Salt & pepper to taste.

Recipe Notes

*Please use as many organic ingredients as possible.*