Smoky Black Bean Soup Recipe

Looking for an easy Smoky Black Bean Soup recipe? Learn how to make Smoky Black Bean Soup using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by hhthomas

Makes 3 servings



This will probably be the most hauntingly delicious black bean soup you?ve ever tasted. The coffee adds a slightly toasty, woodsy background note. The optional ham hock adds smoky, salty ham flavor. Serve with a mixed green salad or a grilled cheese sandwich with pickled jalapeņos. Recipe by Joyce Hendley for EatingWell.

Recipe Ingredients for Smoky Black Bean Soup

1 cup dry Dried Black Beans
1 serving Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 medium White Onion
0.5 medium raw Bell Pepper Red
1 cup, diced Celery
0.5 pepper Peppers, Jalapeno
1.5 clove Garlic
1 Mug Coffee
0.5 cup Natural Goodness Chicken Broth
0.5 tsp Salt

Recipe Directions for Smoky Black Bean Soup

  1. Pick over beans; rinse well. Place in a large bowl with cold water to cover by 2 inches. Let soak for at least 6 hours or overnight. (Or use the quick-soak method: Cover the beans with 2 inches of water and bring to a boil; simmer 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and let stand, covered, for 1 hour.) Drain.

  2. Heat oil in a soup pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add all but 1/3 cup of the onions, bell pepper, celery, jalapeņo and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until the vegetables are beginning to brown, 5 to 8 minutes. Add cumin and cook, stirring, 1 minute more. Add the beans, water, coffee, ham hock (if using) and bay leaf; cover and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Skim off any foam that rises to the top, reduce the heat, cover and simmer until the beans are very tender, 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours. If using, remove the ham hock and set it aside to cool; remove the bay leaf. Stir in salt.

  3. Puree about half of the soup in a blender or food processor until fairly smooth. (Use caution when pureeing hot liquids.) Return the pureed soup to the pot and heat through. If desired, cut meat off the ham hock, trim away any fat and chop the meat into small pieces; stir back into the soup.

  4. Serve the soup garnished with the reserved chopped onion, a dollop of sour cream (or yogurt) and cilantro, if desired.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 284.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
247
Calories from Fat
49
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
5.4g
8%
Saturated Fat
0.7g
3%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Sodium
521mg
22%
Potassium
150mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates
38.9g
13%
Dietary Fiber
9.5g
38%
Sugars
2.8g
Protein
12.2g
Vitamin A 27% Vitamin C 72%
Calcium 8% Iron 14%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
88% confidence
B
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
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