Black Bean Soup with Chorizo and Lime

Black Bean Soup with Chorizo and Lime Recipe
Photo: Justin Walker; Styling: Cindy Barr

 

Smoky chorizo and bright lime add depth to a soup made quick with canned beans.

Yield:

Serves 4

Recipe from

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Nutritional Information

Calories 287
Fat 12.5 g
Satfat 4.6 g
Monofat 5.6 g
Polyfat 1 g
Protein 16.4 g
Carbohydrate 27.1 g
Fiber 7.7 g
Cholesterol 27 mg
Iron 2.8 mg
Sodium 514 mg
Calcium 119 mg

Ingredients

2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
3 ounces Spanish chorizo, quartered lengthwise and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups unsalted chicken stock (such as Swanson)
2 (15-ounce) cans unsalted black beans, rinsed, drained, and coarsely mashed
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Preparation

1. Heat a large saucepan over medium heat. Add 1 teaspoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add chorizo; cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove chorizo from pan (do not wipe pan). Add remaining 1 teaspoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion and bell pepper; cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in oregano and next 4 ingredients (through salt); cook 30 seconds. Stir in stock and beans. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 3 minutes. Stir in cooked chorizo and juice. Ladle 1 1/4 cups soup into each of 4 bowls; top each serving with 1 tablespoon sour cream and 1 tablespoon cilantro.

Note:

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Laraine Perri,

Cooking Light

December 2013
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