This soup tastes just like fresh salsa, one of my favorites! You could add jalapeno or chilies to make it spicy; this version is mild.

prep:
15 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
6
Max Servings:
6
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in the carrots, celery, and onion, and cook 15 minutes. Pour in chicken broth. Mix in diced tomatoes with green chile peppers, black beans, sherry, and garlic. Season with cumin, cayenne pepper, and salt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer 20 minutes. Mix in cilantro during last few minutes of cook time.

Nutrition Facts

86.52 calories; 2.21 g protein; 8.4 g carbohydrates; 1.56 g dietary-fiber; 2.58 g sugars; 4.67 g fat; 2.46 g saturated-fat; 16.11 mg cholesterol; 2616.7 IU vitamin-a-iu; 0.85 mg niacin-equivalents; 0.13 mg vitamin-b6; 7.58 mg vitamin-c; 17.3 mcg folate; 33.42 mg calcium; 0.63 mg iron; 14.04 mg magnesium; 193.6 mg potassium; 1904.37 mg sodium; 0.05 mg thiamin; 42.04 calories-from-fat; 34 percent-of-calories-from-carbs; 43 percent-of-calories-from-fat; 9 percent-of-calories-from-protein; 23 percent-of-calories-from-sat-fat


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CANDY177
09/14/2006
This was EXCELLENT! I didn't have any cilantro but it was still good without. One note - I added sour cream on top but I wouldn't again because it started to cook by the time we were getting to the bottom of our bowls...however since the recipe does not call for sour cream I still must give it 5 stars. Served with mini quesadillas for dipping.
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Anonymous
09/19/2005
This was a great fast and easy recipe by itself but I added rice cheese( on top) and fat free sourcream(top).
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CANDY177
09/14/2006
This was EXCELLENT! I didn't have any cilantro but it was still good without. One note - I added sour cream on top but I wouldn't again because it started to cook by the time we were getting to the bottom of our bowls...however since the recipe does not call for sour cream I still must give it 5 stars. Served with mini quesadillas for dipping.
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Debby S.
11/13/2006
Excellent soup!! Easy quick and everyone loved it! Now that's my idea of success. I didn't use the cooking sherry in the soup. I couldn't see the reason for it. I'd rather drink a small glass of wine while preparing the soup. This is a definite keeper for our family.
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Anonymous
09/19/2005
This was a great fast and easy recipe by itself but I added rice cheese( on top) and fat free sourcream(top).
(15)
Anonymous
09/11/2008
Only wanted to make half the recipe so used a 10 oz can of Rotel tomatoes and just 1 can of black beans - 2 grated carrots and 2 cups of beef broth. Didn't have fresh cilantro so used some oregano in the soup instead. And what's salsa without a splash of lime juice? My potato masher did the trick of making the soup slightly smooth but still chunky.
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Chris Diaz
03/10/2009
EXCELLENT! I made the recipe as written with 2 exceptions: I thoroughly rinsed the beans in a collander or sieve prior to cooking so as to eliminate the gassy after effects that beans have on some people. Also I find that adding a little wine or cooking sherry gives the beans a great flavor. Just before serving I added a small dollop of sour cream with a few leaves of fresh cilantro and a tortilla chip sticking out of the sour cream. I received rave reviews and requests for 2nd and 3rd helpings.
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TRAVLEE
12/21/2010
This soup is good and we will probably make it again. We pureed some of the beans and I added in a couple of cans of green salsa and extra garlic to ramp up the flavor a bit. I also added in some cubed ham that we needed to use up. The soup came out delicious.
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Anonymous
01/12/2011
My husband loved it and he hates everything......
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Anonymous
10/28/2010
Don't really like cilantro so I left it out but otherwise I made it as written and it is delicious!! Next time I will add a few more carrots celery and onions....and Beano!!!:)
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Cora
11/16/2009
OMG what can I say. This was outstanding. I made this soup for a birthday party last night and everyone went crazy over it. The only change I made was to use 2 - 10 oz cans of Rotel tomatoes instead of 1 - 14.5 can cause that is what I had on hand and I did not want to waste the leftover tomatoes. Each person added freshly grated Parmesan cheese to their liking and I had sour cream available for those who wanted it. My only suggestion is if you do not like hot (spicy) soup either decrease the amount of cayenne pepper or do not use at all. Will definitely make again and again. Thanks for the GREAT recipe.
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