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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 152.1
  • Total Fat: 2.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 49.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 24.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 8.4 g
  • Protein: 8.3 g

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Black Bean Soup

Submitted by: GROOVYKARMA1

Introduction

Soothing and delicious, this soup seems to revive me right from the first spoonful. I find this easiest to cook in a slow cooker and allow to simmer all day Soothing and delicious, this soup seems to revive me right from the first spoonful. I find this easiest to cook in a slow cooker and allow to simmer all day
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    1 Tbsp. olive oil
    1 small onion,chopped
    1 medium carrot,chopped
    1/2 cup green pepper,chopped
    1 garlic cloves,minced
    3 cups cooked black beans
    1 can tomatoes,diced undrained
    2 bay leaves
    1 tsp.ground cumin
    1 tsp.dried thyme
    1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
    4 cups water
    *optional salt and pepper to taste
    ** optional 2 tsp.lemon juice
    *** optional vegetable or chicken stock instead of water

Directions

Saute onion, bell pepper,and garlic in olive oil 5 minutes while you prep the remaining vegetables.
Transfer to crock pot. Add the beans, tomatoes and their juice, 4 cups water (or *optional vegetable stock or chicken stock),bay leaves, cumin,thyme,and cayenne, and season with salt and black pepper to preference.
Just before serving,stir in the optional lemon juice. To thicken, puree at least 2 cups of the soup solids and return to the cooker.
This make 6 very generous servings.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user GROOVYKARMA1.






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  • Very Good
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    this was great. I made mine in the slow cooker with 2C dried beans and 6C of water. Soooo Good!! Thank You - 1/6/09

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  • 7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    How long do you cook this, and what setting do you use? I want to make this today! - 12/9/08

    Reply from GROOVYKARMA1 (12/9/08)
    I use a crock pot but you could put it on the stove top. With a crock pot I let it cook 6-8 hours.Pre-cooked beans saves a lot of time & you could rush it in an hour.I prefer the crock-pot to give flavors a chance to blend.


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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was fantastic! I made it with 3 cups water instead of 4, and pureed it at about 7 hours, then let it cook another half hour or so. Great with some lite sour cream! - 3/1/10

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! I also made it with dried beans - 2 cups dried beans and about 5 1/2 cups water. It worked great. I also added about 1 TB Wyler's chicken granules. - 6/2/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I made this but made it the way I always do by sauteing the onion, bell pepper, garlic in olive oil then add canned black beans, salt and pepper to taste. If you just want more beans then soup, skim some of the juice off. My family loves it over yellow rice with cuban bread. - 5/11/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was delicious! I added turkey bacon for my husband and I used canned black beans. The soup was a little thin (even after pureeing the beans) so I would cut down on some of the broth. - 3/1/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was very good; I also used 2cups dried beans with 6cups water and added more cumin. - 5/8/13

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    My daughter did add corn, sliced jalepenos and a few more veggies but it was great the first day AND as leftovers! Thank you for sharing! - 1/15/13

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    My family loved it. My youngest daughter who hates anything healthy even enjoyed it and thanked me for the meal. My husband found it nice and spicy but the kids did not feel it was too spicy. This will definately become a staple in our house. - 1/25/10

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I wonder how much one sixth of this recipe actually is. Did anyone measure out the finished soup? - 12/13/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was such a perfect comnbination of flavors! The only thing I did different was doubling the veggies because I am a veggie-aholic. I loved the consistancy and flavor. Thanks for sharing such a simple and delicious recipe!! - 10/21/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This soup was terrific! My husband likes a brothier soup, and I like mine creamier. I thought it was much better after I blended it some. - 1/28/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is delicious . . . and so good on a cold day. - 1/25/10

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Good but I think I'll try the lemon and/or add more pepper next time. - 12/30/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! - 12/15/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is SO good! This is the second Spark recipe I've made and it was a huge hit - flavorful, great color and filling. For one of the 14-oz cans of tomatoes I used a can of diced roasted tomatoes and I used smoked sausage. I'm sure it is just as tasty in its original form. Thank you - great recipe! - 10/7/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My meat-loving husband was shocked that something so delicious could be made without beef or chicken! - 9/1/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is a good basic recipe. i cut out the water and replaced it with beef broth and added cubed ham. Changed the flavor and the calorie piece a bit. - 7/26/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I just made this for dinner and my husband and I love it!!! I used diced tomatoes with green chilies in them because we love food on the "hotter" side. - 6/23/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I got up early to saute the veggies and my husband awoke to those wonderful smells. It was wonderful to come home to this yummy meal. My daughter is home from college and shys away from meat. She was glad to be home for dinner this night! Thanks, - 12/26/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    i made this today--double recipe-- in the crock pot, as suggested, and it was superb!! i needed to add quite a bit of salt (since I didn't use chicken or vegetable broth but water). so glad i have a big pot for us to eat on all week! - 12/13/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is good!!!!made it without the tomatoes and used fresh thyme and garnished with chopped scallions...reminded me of my years in Miami eating Cuban Food without the roast pork and the fried plantains and the rice, ok ok I am coming back to reality the soup was good. - 12/9/08

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  • Awesome! - 11/1/12

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  • This was great! - 4/30/12

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  • Added lime instead of lemon juice added a nice flavour to it - 2/27/12

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