A variation of Cajun corn soup -- with black beans instead of meat! Alter the spices accordingly, as this can turn out VERY hot or just a little spicy, depending on what you like.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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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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  • Mix the broth and water in a pot, and bring to a boil. Stir in the green bell pepper, tomatoes, and corn. Season with garlic salt, cayenne pepper, and paprika. Reduce heat to low, and simmer 10 minutes. Transfer 1/2 the mixture to a blender, blend until smooth, and return to pot.

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  • Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the leek and garlic, and cook 5 minutes, until tender. Transfer to blender. Place black beans and about 1/2 cup of the soup into blender. Blend until smooth. Mix into the soup, and continue cooking 10 minutes, until heated through.

Nutrition Facts

126 calories; protein 3.2g 6% DV; carbohydrates 21.1g 7% DV; fat 4.3g 7% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 585.5mg 23% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/08/2008
this soup was just delicious. I made some changes I omitted the leeks and also added a can of navy beans to make it a thicker soup. I chopped up grilled andouille sausage and added a lil thickening of flour and water to make it thick. The soup was fantastic. I will definetly make again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/02/2012
I had high hopes for this soup but it just fell flat for me. I followed the recipe but reversed the steps so I would only need to use 1 pot (sauteed onions/garlic first the added the broth et al to boil reserving 1/2 of the beans/corn/peppers until after I immersion blended the soup). It just had very little flavor other than HOT (not too hot just hot). I'm not sure what makes this "cajun" but I think I would have preferred it w/a cajun spice blend. THANKS for the recipe JWHICKER! Read More
(3)
18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
03/08/2008
this soup was just delicious. I made some changes I omitted the leeks and also added a can of navy beans to make it a thicker soup. I chopped up grilled andouille sausage and added a lil thickening of flour and water to make it thick. The soup was fantastic. I will definetly make again. Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
07/21/2006
Excellent flavour and very quick to prepare. Next time I think I'll reserve half of the black beans and add them to the soup whole just to add a little more texture to the soup. My husband (a very obviously NON-vegetarian) thought there should have been meat in it but I don't think it needed it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2011
My Sweetheart has been going more and more vegetarian on me so I tried this recipe. I hate to make changes but it really was a tiny one. I used vegetable broth instead of chicken broth. She loves the beans so this worked out perfectly. I like a little more meat or chicken or fish with my meals so I add in some sauteed shrimp to my bowl right before serving. Three little words: Won-der-ful! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2006
I actually LOST the recipe after I bought the supplies and before I made the soup so I sort of guessed at what I was supposed to do when and totally wound up skipping the "blend" part. For the chicken broth I used a ramen noodle seasoning packet (I'm trying to be more thrifty). I added a ton of hot pepper and it wound up being too hot so to balance and give a little more flavor I added a little brown sugar. It was DELICIOUS! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2009
Even better than I expected. I did change a little though. I did not add the corn until the end because I did not want it chopped and I used 1/2 can beans in the blender and another 1/2 at the end so it would be whole. I topped it with a dollop of sour cream and fresh chopped cilantro and chives. My husband said his only complaint was I didn't give him enough. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/02/2012
I had high hopes for this soup but it just fell flat for me. I followed the recipe but reversed the steps so I would only need to use 1 pot (sauteed onions/garlic first the added the broth et al to boil reserving 1/2 of the beans/corn/peppers until after I immersion blended the soup). It just had very little flavor other than HOT (not too hot just hot). I'm not sure what makes this "cajun" but I think I would have preferred it w/a cajun spice blend. THANKS for the recipe JWHICKER! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2010
Added cilantro chopped avocado crushed tortilla chips and cheese to top it off. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/21/2009
This was very easy to make and the ingredients are all things I have on hand regularly (except the leek which I left out.) With that said I'm still very surprised at the GREAT reviews this soup has. It's thin and almost more broth than anything. We like a thick soup so this one is kind of boring. I only blended half of the black beans as one review suggested. I added noodles. It helped some but I don't think this will be added to my family's favorite soups. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/05/2007
I really wanted to like this. I thought it was just ok. I only did the second puree using my immersion blender. If I made it again I would use more black beans and I would add the corn after the puree. The taste of "corn skins" is not pleasant. Also I preferred this with some cheese and sour cream. Read More
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