To continue our May theme of the black bean, Jan Bulla-Baker gives us her Black Bean Soup recipe! Check back on Friday June 1 for a recipe centered around the zucchini!

Black Bean Soup
Jan Bulla-Baker
Bloomington Cooking School

2 15 oz cans black beans, drained
2 cups vegetable broth
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 medium onion, diced
1 red pepper, diced
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup tomatoes, chopped
1 teaspoon cumin
salt and pepper
fresh basil leaf
2 tablespoons sherry
sour cream

1) Heat oil in small saucepan.

2) Add onions and sweat them while mincing garlic and dicing peppers. Be careful not to burn the onions.

Black Bean Soup3) Add garlic and peppers. Cook for 1 minute, then add tomatoes. Cook for a few more minutes.

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4) Add black beans and broth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

5) Add oregano and basil to taste.Black Bean Soup

6) If you want to thicken the soup, use an immersion blender. This will blend the chunks of vegetables (only if desired).

7) Heat to serving temperature and stir in sherry.

8) Ladle soup into bowls, garnish with sour cream, and serve.

Servings: 6
Per serving: 588 calories; 6g fat (8.7% calories from fat); 33g protein; 103g carbohydrate; 24g dietary fiber; 1mg cholesterol; 554mg sodium