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Quick Black Bean Soup

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 0 min
  • Servings 4

Ditch the slow-soaking dried legumes in place of easy refried beans in this hearty soup, with ham, vegetables, and chili seasoning. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

1
teaspoon oil
1/2
cup chopped green bell pepper
1/4
cup finely chopped onion
1
cup finely chopped cooked ham
2
(15.5-oz.) cans refried black beans with lime juice
1/2
teaspoon garlic salt
1/2
teaspoon chili powder
1 1/2
cups water
2
tablespoons sour cream
2
tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oil in 3-quart saucepan over medium heat until hot. Add bell pepper and onion; cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  • 2
    Add all remaining ingredients except sour cream and cilantro; mix well. Cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring frequently. Top individual servings with a dollop of sour cream. Sprinkle with cilantro.

Expert Tips

  • Black beans are often used for soup, but they're usually soaked overnight and simmered all day with a ham hock. This recipe, prepared with refried black beans, dramatically cuts your prep and cooking time.
  • If you can't find cans of refried black beans, either plain or seasoned with lime juice, drain and rinse 2 cans of black beans then mash them with a potato masher. Season the mashed beans with 1 teaspoon of lime juice.
  • Omit the ham and garnish each serving with 2 tablespoons crumbled cooked bacon.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 1/2 Cups
Calories
250
Calories from Fat
70
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
12%
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
Cholesterol
40mg
13%
Sodium
1290mg
54%
Total Carbohydrate
37g
12%
Dietary Fiber
12g
48%
Sugars
3g
Protein
20g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
24%
24%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
24%
24%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 2 Very Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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