A hearty bean soup with the surprising kick of orange juice! A nice break from the usual.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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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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  • Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, half of the garlic, and carrot. Season with cumin and salt. Cook, stirring, until onion and carrot are tender. Stir in remaining garlic, and red pepper; continue cooking until tender.

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  • Add beans, water, and orange juice to the pan, and season with cayenne pepper. Transfer a portion of the mixture to a blender or food processor, and puree until smooth. Puree part or all of the soup, depending on how you like the texture. Return puree to the pan, and simmer for 10 more minutes to blend flavors before serving.

Nutrition Facts

80 calories; protein 1.7g; carbohydrates 13.3g; fat 2.7g; sodium 787.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (53)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2003
This soup was great! I let everybody at work try it and they all loved it. It turned out thicker than I thought it would but that made it even better. Thanks. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/14/2004
I usually follow the recipe exactly the first time but this is one where I should have followed other reviewers' advice. I have enjoyed the flavor of black beans and orange juice together in other recipes but this one has just too much orange juice. One-fourth cup to one-half cup would be great plenty. Perhaps this is also why the soup is so unattractive looking. The color is more like refried beans. There just wasn't enough interesting flavor and the black bean flavor was completely covered up. It wasn't bad but was very disappointing. Read More
(19)
65 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 29
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2003
This soup was great! I let everybody at work try it and they all loved it. It turned out thicker than I thought it would but that made it even better. Thanks. Read More
(39)
Rating: 4 stars
09/27/2003
This is a very interesting soup, similar to the popular Black Bean Turtle or Cuban Soup. The addition of o.j. gives it an interesting twist.. except that a cup seems to be a bit much. Maybe 3-4 oz. would be just right for my family. Liebelune you got a great thing going, keep it up! Read More
(37)
Rating: 4 stars
09/29/2003
This soup was really quick & easy... the orange juice gives the soup a nice flavor. It did need a bit more heat, so I added a bit of green Tabasco sauce. I will definitely add this to the recipes I make frequently. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/17/2004
Would have given this 5 stars but the recipe calls for WAY WAY too much salt. I would only use half of what's called for if that. I love this black bean soup otherwise. It's good with all the oj but looks better with half. With a dab of sour cream and salsa on top it's yummy! Read More
(20)
Rating: 3 stars
06/14/2004
I usually follow the recipe exactly the first time but this is one where I should have followed other reviewers' advice. I have enjoyed the flavor of black beans and orange juice together in other recipes but this one has just too much orange juice. One-fourth cup to one-half cup would be great plenty. Perhaps this is also why the soup is so unattractive looking. The color is more like refried beans. There just wasn't enough interesting flavor and the black bean flavor was completely covered up. It wasn't bad but was very disappointing. Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2005
My husband who hates beans of any kind and most soups as well absolutely loved this soup. After I made it the first time he begged me to make it again and add chicken chunks or use it as a sauce over a chicken breast. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/25/2003
this was great. I have not been feeling too well for a few days. Needed some protein and such. This soup was great...nice flavor Read More
(15)
Rating: 3 stars
11/06/2003
This was overall a good soup with good texture and flavor. However it was much too salty. I plan to make it again but will add much less salt. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2004
I've made this soup countless times and I've always been pleased with the result. I substitute another fun-colored pepper for the carrot and its just fabulous. Be warned though I find it so good that it usually doesn't make it to 6 servings - I can usually get about 4 decent sized bowls out of it.:) Read More
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