Quick and easy black bean soup. Substitute vegetable broth for chicken broth and omit sour cream to make vegetarian.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Drain some of the liquid from 2 cans black beans.

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  • Put 2 cans black beans, diced tomatoes with green chile peppers, 1 cup chicken broth, cumin, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper into a blender and blend until smooth; pour into a saucepan and add remaining chicken broth and 1 can black beans. Place saucepan over medium heat, bring mixture to a simmer, and cook for 15 minutes.

  • Put 1/2 cup hot rice into each of 6 bowls. Ladle soup over rice and top with 1 tablespoon sour cream.

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Nutrition Facts

351.2 calories; 16.7 g protein; 61.8 g carbohydrates; 9.9 mg cholesterol; 2176.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2013
I'm laying on the couch absolutely stuffed on this soup... It was so good it may have killed me. O.o To the poster. I'm pretty sure (almost positive) that if you substitute veggie for chicken stock its vegetarian if you remove the sour cream from it it should be VEGAN if I'm not mistaken:))))! (only about 80% sure on that). This soup DESERVES its 5 star ratings. It not only serves as a perfectly tasty recipe stand alone it is SUPER versatile! I made my BB's from scratch used half of my own homemade salsa and half a can of tomatoes because I'm bad and didn't see they didn't have green chilies in them. Topped it with a tiny bit of cheddar sour cream and cilantro... AMAZING!! Thanks a ton. Joe Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/13/2015
The simplicity of the recipe appealed but I overlooked the step about draining the beans so I had a very thin soup. I boiled it down on medium heat until it reduced and thickened. Then it was delicious but I do think the amount of pepper and cayenne made it far too spicy for many tastes and should have been optional to taste. As to Fran's rating that said it was too high in sodium with lower sodium choices in beans and broth that was easily adjusted. And I agree with others who said salt could be omitted. I enjoyed adding chopped green onions and cheese. Read More
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77 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 57
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2013
I'm laying on the couch absolutely stuffed on this soup... It was so good it may have killed me. O.o To the poster. I'm pretty sure (almost positive) that if you substitute veggie for chicken stock its vegetarian if you remove the sour cream from it it should be VEGAN if I'm not mistaken:))))! (only about 80% sure on that). This soup DESERVES its 5 star ratings. It not only serves as a perfectly tasty recipe stand alone it is SUPER versatile! I made my BB's from scratch used half of my own homemade salsa and half a can of tomatoes because I'm bad and didn't see they didn't have green chilies in them. Topped it with a tiny bit of cheddar sour cream and cilantro... AMAZING!! Thanks a ton. Joe Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2013
I'm laying on the couch absolutely stuffed on this soup... It was so good it may have killed me. O.o To the poster. I'm pretty sure (almost positive) that if you substitute veggie for chicken stock its vegetarian if you remove the sour cream from it it should be VEGAN if I'm not mistaken:))))! (only about 80% sure on that). This soup DESERVES its 5 star ratings. It not only serves as a perfectly tasty recipe stand alone it is SUPER versatile! I made my BB's from scratch used half of my own homemade salsa and half a can of tomatoes because I'm bad and didn't see they didn't have green chilies in them. Topped it with a tiny bit of cheddar sour cream and cilantro... AMAZING!! Thanks a ton. Joe Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2013
It's -7 degrees in Wisconsin and this is just what the doctor ordered! PS - threw in some sauteed garlic and onions Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2013
I loved this! I hate it when people give a recipe 5 stars and then make a bunch of changes but I do have to agree with another reviewer in that next time I will only put 1 can of beans in the blender and use 2 whole. Also I didn't add the cayenne because I have young kids but it was spicy enough without it. Last I omitted the salt. I figured there was enough between the broth and the canned beans. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/04/2013
I would have given it 5 stars - it is delicious - but I wished that the ingredients were listed better. I saw 2 cans of beans and as I followed the recipe I got down to another can needed (luckily I did not have to run out as I had one more). It would have been so much easier to list 3 cans in the beginning. Also I added some oregano and more cumin. Really good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2013
So so so good! Unbelievably easy & delicious!! No changes made. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2013
This is absolutely delicious! I didn't have the diced tomatoes w/chilies so subbed salsa instead. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/12/2014
Loved it! I made it with dried black beans... just doubled the chicken broth and added garlic onion and a jalapeno. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2013
LOVED how easy this was! I kicked up the cayenne to 1/2 tsp and only used 1 can of chicken broth. I wanted a thicker soup so adding the second can would have made it thinner. We topped the soup with mexican cheese sour cream scallion and fresh cilantro! The rice isn't needed but if you use two cans of broth you might need it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2013
My husband and kids loved this soup! Used salsa instead. Taste fine with or without rice. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/13/2015
The simplicity of the recipe appealed but I overlooked the step about draining the beans so I had a very thin soup. I boiled it down on medium heat until it reduced and thickened. Then it was delicious but I do think the amount of pepper and cayenne made it far too spicy for many tastes and should have been optional to taste. As to Fran's rating that said it was too high in sodium with lower sodium choices in beans and broth that was easily adjusted. And I agree with others who said salt could be omitted. I enjoyed adding chopped green onions and cheese. Read More
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