black bean soup

I have been craving this soup for a couple of weeks now. This weekend I finally had a chance to make it for dinner. It is a perfect winter time meal. Great for dinner and perfect left overs for lunch. It is a quick and easy recipe to make, and oh so good. We had french bread on the side tonight, I also like it with cornbread.

15:366, soup de jour

Gather your goods:
one onion, diced
6 cloves garlic, smashed and chopped
2-4 carrots, chopped
10 slices bacon, chopped
1 can diced toms, I like the ones with other goodies, the hubs doesn't
1 tbls katchup
1 tbls Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tea chilli powder
1 14oz can of broth, chicken or veggie
4 cans of black beans, not drained
salt and pepper to taste

For garnish:
cilantro chopped
green onions chopped finely
shredded cheese
sour cream
hot suace.


Here's what you do:
warm a pan and add in the bacon, stirring occasionally until it starts to let go of the fat
add in the onoions, saute until translucent, about 4 minutes
add in the garlic and carrots,
add the toms, katchup, worchestershire sauce, chilli powder beans and broth.
bring to a boil and then turn temp down to a low bubble.
allow to cook for 10-20 minutes

While the soup cooks:
wash and chop the cilantro and green onions
grate the cheese and slice the limes (I like about 1/4 to 1/2 lime in my bowl)

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  1. hi vanessa!

    well if the photo on flickr didn't sell me, (which it did) this set of photos of fifi at the bottom definitely does!

    she is so sweet, how can i not want to try this?

    we love mexican, i would like to give this a try...xo

  2. i agree with erin! the photos at the bottom are a sure seller for this recipe.
    but really...how could it possibly be bad with BACON! dear me...yes!

    thank you for sharing, mama. xo


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