This is an EASY and great recipe. My family has enjoyed it for years and hopefully yours will to. Garnish with garlic bread, croutons or chopped cilantro.

Kathy
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a Dutch Oven saute onion, garlic and green pepper in oil over medium heat till tender.

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  • Add beans and water and season with salt, pepper and cumin to your desired taste. Mix well and simmer for 25 minutes.

  • Pour soup into blender and puree. Once soup is to your desired consistency return to Dutch Oven and return to medium-low heat.

  • Pour a few drops of olive oil in bowl for added flavor and dish up soup.

Nutrition Facts

207.6 calories; 12 g protein; 31.9 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 648.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (49)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2003
My whole family loved this recipe with a few minor adjustments. I pureed half the soup to thicken it I used 2 cans of chicken broth and a 1/4 cup dry sherry I added a canned chipotle chopped for a smokey flavor and also added a touch of dried oregano for a flavorable soup. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/29/2003
Almost no flavor and way TOO much water. 1/2 the water would be enough with more spices! Read More
(48)
63 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 10
Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2003
My whole family loved this recipe with a few minor adjustments. I pureed half the soup to thicken it I used 2 cans of chicken broth and a 1/4 cup dry sherry I added a canned chipotle chopped for a smokey flavor and also added a touch of dried oregano for a flavorable soup. Read More
(49)
Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2003
My whole family loved this recipe with a few minor adjustments. I pureed half the soup to thicken it I used 2 cans of chicken broth and a 1/4 cup dry sherry I added a canned chipotle chopped for a smokey flavor and also added a touch of dried oregano for a flavorable soup. Read More
(49)
Rating: 2 stars
08/29/2003
Almost no flavor and way TOO much water. 1/2 the water would be enough with more spices! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/03/2005
This soup is way too watery. It had absolutely no flavor. It should have been made with only half the water. I would suggest using a dry chili seasoning mix instead of the cumin. You can add to your own taste. It is sold in mild medium and hot. The soup was much too thin. Thickened up and seasoned properly this will be great! You can even add some cooked white rice to thicken it up. It would be more filling too! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/18/2008
The base recipe is great. These adjustments worked well for me: substituted vegetable broth for the water and only used about two and a half cups of it - I like a thick puree. I'd definitely recommend adding some salsa (1/2 - 1 cup) for some extra flavor when adding the beans. Topped it off with a little sour cream and some green onions. With some tweaking you can get some great flavors out of this soup! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/29/2004
It was a bit bland to start with. I added a bit of mexican blend cheese and crushed tostitos to liven it up. Tasty! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/19/2002
The amount of water seems to be excessive. I used 4 cups (vs 7) and it was still watery. I recommend using 3 cups. Additionally I used 1 tsp of cumin. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/09/2003
I wish I had read the reviews prior to making this. Way too much water. It was soooo thin when I started to puree it I discarded 2 1/2 cups of liquid and it was still too thin. There are better recipes out there. Read More
(11)
Rating: 3 stars
08/29/2002
This recipe called for too much water--about 4 cups was good. I would also suggest adding some chili powder. Otherwise very tasty. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/10/2006
This was awful! It needs vegetable broth instead of water -- and half as much at that! More spices particularly cumin. Read More
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