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Quick Black Bean Soup

Posted in : Vegetarian on by : Daphne


1 1/2 C. dry black beans rinsed and soaked6 hrs or overnight1 small onion diced1 garlic clove finely chopped1/2 chipotle chile minced or1 Tbsp. smoked chile salsa16 ounce canned peeled tomatoes chopped juice reserved1/2 bunch cilantrogarnishessour creamgrated muenster cheese or monterey jack cheesechile pequins or other small dried red chiles


Drain the beans and put them in a soup pot with enough cold water to cover by a couple of inches. Bring to a boil and skim off the foam that rises to the surface; then add the onions and the garlic. Lower the heat and cook until the onions are soft, about 15 minutes ; add the tomatoes and their juice, the pureed chiles and half the cilantro and lightly salt. Simmer until the beans are tender, an hr or so. Occasionally give them a stir while they’re cooking. When done, taste for salt, stir in the remaining cilantro and garnish as desired.