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Venezuelan Black Bean Soup

Rated as 4.75 out of 5 Stars

"Simple, fast, and wonderful hearty black bean soup. Has great robust flavor and is a meal in itself. I made this for a dinner party and my guests loved it. I had to run to the computer, type it up, and hand out copies! Garnish with sour cream and Cheddar cheese."
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40 m servings 239
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook and stir onion, leek, and garlic in the hot oil until softened, 5 to 7 minutes. Add water, black beans, brown sugar, oregano, cumin, bay leaves, salt, and pepper. Cover and simmer until flavors combine, about 20 minutes.
  2. Discard bay leaves from the soup. Serve with croutons.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Use 3 1/2 cups water and 3 1/2 cups chicken broth for extra flavor.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 239 calories; 9.1 31.8 8.7 0 601 Full nutrition

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I rated this high because of the awesome taste. I did have to make a couple of minor changes. I didn't have any leeks so I omitted that. The fluid content was way too high. I used a total of...

My house smelled marvelous while it was cooking and it tasted great. I made it with black soy beans to cut down the carb count and after reading Acknuds review I lowered the water added down t...