Wednesday, February 3, 2010

A hearty winter soup

Makes 4 to 6 servings

6 slices bacon, finely chopped(I use thick sliced bacon)
1/2 cup chopped onion(I always use more onion and don't chop into small pieces)
3 cloves garlic, minced
4( 15.25 oz) cans black beans, drained
2 (14 oz) cans chicken broth
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp chili powder(I use a little less chili powder, and grated some fresh sea salt into the soup)
Garnish: sour cream, minced chives (or your favorite cheese)
In a medium Dutch oven, cook bacon over medium-high heat for 3 minutes, or until just beginning to brown. Add onion and garlic; cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until onion is tender. Add beans, broth, cumin, and chili powder. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes.
In the container of a blender, spoon half of soup; process until almost smooth. Return processed mixture to Dutch oven, stirring to combine. Garnish w/sour cream and chives, if desired. Serve!

We enjoyed this soup for lunch today, and found ourselves going back to the soup pot on the stove for seconds and then thirds! I served w/corn and hash browns. This recipe, like much of my cooking, comes from Paula Deen!


photozmom said...

We have been living on Black bean soup most of the winter. Very similar to yours... NO bacon, sour cream OR cheese :O( and I cook my own beans.... otherwise.... the same. SO good !!! I am sure YOURS tastes better with all those yummy extras !!!!

Katie said...

That picture of your soup looks like something from a magazine! I will definitely be trying this very soon! I think I would enjoy it more though if you were here to cook it for me!! :-)

Candace said...

Your soup is way healthier, Saundra! My tasted buds aren't disciplined enough yet. haha :)

Why don't you come visit me and I'll make it for ya, Katie! ;)

Kristin said...

This is Kevin's favorite soup when we go to Panara Bread. I will have to make it for him.

Lula said...

Why don't I like black bean soup? I have never had it, but just know I wouldn't like it...maybe you can change my mind on it, but so far, it is so not something I want to it anything like pinto beans? I love those with cornbread...just never had looks lovely though!

Anne said...

I am going to try this, Candace. And I agree with everyone else, your picture looks like a picture from a cooking magazine. You are a great cook!!