HIGHLIGHTS

Close
Grocery Coupons

Grocery Coupons

Members can print free savings coupons

Brain Health Center

Brain Health Center

Learn how to live smart and stay sharp

Amazon Kindle

Amazon Kindle

Members save on e-
readers and tablets

Caring for loved ones?

Caring for loved ones?

Find the resources you need

Contests and
Sweeps

Safe Driving in 2014 Sweepstakes

Learn how AARP Driver Safety can help you stay safe—and enter for a chance to win $1,000. See official rules. 

Most Popular
Articles

Viewed

Black Bean Soup Recipe

Cookstr
Course: Appetizer, Hot Appetizer, Main Course
Total Time: A Day Or More
Skill Level: Easy
Cost: Moderate
  • Print
  • Bookmark
  • Recommend
 Black Bean Soup

Photo by: Joseph De Leo

My idea of a perfect lunch on a snowy afternoon is a big bowl of spicy black bean soup accompanied by a couple thick slices of banana bread.

Yield: Makes 8 to 10 servings

INGREDIENTS
  • 8 ounces sliced bacon, diced
  • 1 large onion, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 carrots, peeled and minced
  • 4 ribs celery, minced
  • 3 jalapeño chiles, stemmed, seeded, and diced
  • ¼ cup ground cumin
  • ¼ cup dried oregano
  • 1 pound black turtle beans, soaked overnight in water
  • 3½ to 4 quarts chicken broth, preferably homemade
  • ½ cup fresh lime juice
  • ½ cup cream sherry
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • ½ cup minced cilantro (fresh coriander)
  • Sour cream for garnish

Directions

1. Cook the bacon in a large stockpot over medium-high heat until it begins to crisp. Remove it with a slotted spoon and set aside to drain on paper towels.

2. Add the onion, garlic, carrots, and celery to the bacon fat in the pot; sauté, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes. Stir in the jalapeños and cook 5 minutes more. Stir in the cumin and oregano.

3. Rinse and drain the black beans and add to the stockpot. Cover with 3½ quarts chicken broth. Simmer uncovered until the beans are very tender and beginning to fall apart, about 2 hours. Thin with additional broth if the mixture seems to be getting too thick.

4. Stir in the lime juice, and sherry, and reserved bacon. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Just before serving, swirl in the cilantro. Serve piping hot in bowls garnished with a dollop of sour cream.


© 1990 Sarah Leah Chase
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

This recipe serves 10. Nutritional information includes 1 teaspoon of added salt, but does not include Sour Cream for garnish.

402kcal (20%)
135mg (13%)
11mg (19%)
332mcg RAE (11%)
1260mg
113mg
20g
8g
9g
47g
22mg (7%)
811mg (34%)
4g (22%)
14g (22%)
5mg (29%)
FROM THE KITCHEN OF...

Discounts & Benefits