Black Bean Soup

Makes about 12 cups; 6 servings


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1 can (49 oz.) low-sodium chicken broth
2 to 3 cans black beans (14 to 15 oz. each)
1 cup chopped onion
1 or 2 cloves minced garlic
2 cups coarsely chopped cooked beef
chopped fresh cilantro
crumbled tortilla chips
crumbled cotija cheese


In a 5- to 6-quart pan, add chicken broth, black beans, onion, and garlic. Bring to a boil over high heat. For a creamy soup, scoop about half the beans into a blender and whirl with some of the broth until puréed. Return to pan, add beef, and heat to simmering. Serve in bowls and add to taste cilantro, tortilla chips, and cotija cheese.

Created date

January 2006

Nutritional Information

Calories 261
Caloriesfromfat 33 %
Protein 23 g
Fat 9.6 g
Satfat 3.4 g
Carbohydrate 21 g
Fiber 7.5 g
Sodium 546 mg
Cholesterol 42 mg