This black bean soup is given a hint of smokiness through the addition of turkey bacon and chipotle pepper in adobo sauce.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
55 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Cook and stir bacon, onion, green bell pepper, and red bell pepper in hot oil until the onion is caramelized, about 20 minutes.

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  • Stir garlic, chipotle pepper, and cumin into the bacon mixture; cook until the garlic is fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Pour black beans and chicken broth into the pot; bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until the beans are tender, about 30 minutes.

  • Mash some of the beans with a potato masher until the soup reaches your desired consistency.

Nutrition Facts

196 calories; protein 11.7g 23% DV; carbohydrates 31.5g 10% DV; fat 3g 5% DV; cholesterol 5.3mg 2% DV; sodium 1090.2mg 44% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (13)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2017
We liked this soup. Made as written except used four chipotles to increase the heat. Next time we'll sub one cup of red wine for one cup of the broth and will add either lime juice or red wine vinegar to brighten it just a tad. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/14/2018
Made as called for. It was just ok to me. Not bad but nothing special. Probably won't make again. Read More
19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2017
We liked this soup. Made as written except used four chipotles to increase the heat. Next time we'll sub one cup of red wine for one cup of the broth and will add either lime juice or red wine vinegar to brighten it just a tad. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2014
I used less chicken broth and added plain yogurt after cooking. Great recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2014
Awesome! I will definitely make again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2017
I love this soup! I made it exactly like the recipe and the flavor was great but I needed a little more heat so added the whole can (7.5 oz) of chopped up chipotle peppers WITH the adobe sauce. You could adjust the amount to your desired heat level. Great recipe! I already bought the ingredients to make it again!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2017
This recipe I first had on Galiano Island over the Holidays about 15 years ago. My Mum who deserves a few Michelin Stars herself for consistent fabulous meals! With never an over cooked undercooked or otherwise butcheries that to many make when attempting recipes that are as unfamiliar as foreign languages are. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
12/14/2018
Made as called for. It was just ok to me. Not bad but nothing special. Probably won't make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2019
My husband and I love this soup. Instead of bacon I used ham which I added after I had used the imulsion blender on the rest of the soup mixture. The flavor was excellent - upon serving we added shredded cheese and fresh jalapenos which topped it off perfectly. A definite keeper recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2016
Wow this is delicious. I used regular bacon and cooked it in the pot then poured out some of the grease and used the rest to saute the onion. I also used two chipotle in adobo sauce. I might try it with beef stock next time but it works very well with chicken stock. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2015
Super tasty! The flavor is amazing considering there's only cumin used as a seasoning. No need to add anything else! I used low-sodium chicken broth and it was salty enough. The only change I made was to use 2 chipotle peppers instead of 1 because I like the added heat. The only criticism I have is that makes very small portions. Unless you are serving a tiny appetizer portion you will not get 10 servings out of this. For me I got 6 small bowls so plan accordingly. When the soup was done simmering I used my immersion blender and blended most of the soup leaving a few chunks here and there. Thanks for the great recipe Bacon Butterfly! Read More