Simple and spicy, you can not go wrong making this recipe. Serve chilled with fresh cornbread, tortilla chips or biscuits.

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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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  • Strain salsa through a strainer and discard pieces left in strainer. Drain and rinse black beans, placing 1 tablespoon black beans aside for later use.

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  • Place remaining beans, strained salsa, water, cherry tomatoes, ground cumin and sugar in a food processor or blender and puree.

  • Stir in reserved black beans and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts

108 calories; 6.4 g protein; 17.9 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 424.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
04/21/2008
I am a poor starving college student and the key word is poor and this recipe is an excellent one for us on a budget but are hungry for something that will heat up the mouth a bit (I did not cool it in the fridge and I put in red pepper flakes and a tish of chili powder) thanks!!!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/14/2008
The recipe is a great base to build on. I used chicken broth instead of water to add some flavor. I drained the black beans and added a can of diced stewed tomatoes and a can of corn and an abundance of fresh veggies (red onion green onion bell peppers cilantro and celery) Read More
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16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
01/13/2008
The recipe is a great base to build on. I used chicken broth instead of water to add some flavor. I drained the black beans and added a can of diced stewed tomatoes and a can of corn and an abundance of fresh veggies (red onion green onion bell peppers cilantro and celery) Read More
(39)
Rating: 4 stars
04/20/2008
I am a poor starving college student and the key word is poor and this recipe is an excellent one for us on a budget but are hungry for something that will heat up the mouth a bit (I did not cool it in the fridge and I put in red pepper flakes and a tish of chili powder) thanks!!!!! Read More
(26)
Rating: 4 stars
01/04/2010
Big hit with the family. Some adjustments: Cooked on stove- started by sauteing some chopped onion then chopped red pepper (about 1/4 cup each) and clove of garlic before adding the water and all other items (left out sugar). Also used a chunky salsa and didn't strain it- left chunks in. Noticed I had some leftover corn so tossed a bit of that in too. Let simmer for probably 30 mins as prepared some cornbread to go with the meal. Used a submersible stick blender to puree bulk of soup. Flexitarian daughter went back for seconds before even having any cornbread! I didn't care for the cherry tomatoes so next time will instead use diced tomato in lieu of them. I'm not very creative in the kitchen to concoct my own recipe so this was a solid foundation to work with. Thanks Corwynn! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/13/2003
i added more beans salt and spices to the original recipe. the soup is very tasty but its color is not great. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/06/2009
This is a good base recipe but I would do several things differently next time. Instead of only saving a small amount of whole beans I would save half of them to give the soup more texture. I added some hot sauce because I like a little more spice. I will also add 1 green & 1 red pepper for color. I added chopped green onions on top and it was very good. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/17/2009
This soup is easy and delicious. I added less water more garlic and cilantro because I found it a little bland at first. I think this is an extremely versatile recipe with lots of room for experimenting. It also tastes delicious as a hot soup with corn bread. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/10/2008
I was surprised at how good this was. I will add fresh cilantro next time and fresh veggies such as corn and green onion celery. Was not spicy enough for my taste so maybe add jalepeno next time as well. I enjoy this recipe! Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/27/2003
Not a bad flavor but a very thin soup. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/16/2010
This recipe makes enough for two servings if supplemented with chips or tortillas. I changed mine a lot but this served well as inspiration. instead of water i added the bean juice and salsa into the blender. Also I used garlic powder onion powder and red pepper flakes. after blending it all i put it in a small sauce pot and let it boil a little. i dont know why it says to dump the salsa guts thats the good part! also add sour cream and shredded cheese when serving hot and viola! also im thinking about simmering it for a while next time so it is thicker and can be used for a bean dip. Maybe adding some ground turkey? or refried beans? Thanks for the idea! Read More
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