Salsa Bean Soup

  • PauletteinSC Posted: 02/22/09
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    I discovered this recipe while searching for a meatless soup for a Lent Soup Supper at church. I was skeptical that a black bean soup could taste good without meat. It is absolutely one of the top five soups I've ever made, and the easiest and quickest, to boot. Run - don't walk - to make this recipe! I used a teaspoon of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce that I'd pureed in place of the powder. I served it with saltines, but next time I'll use tortilla chips.

  • danube66 Posted: 02/06/10
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    Excellent healthy, quick soup recipe. I followed some of the prior suggestions and added 1/2 chopped red onion to the sautee stage. I only needed 1 cup of water instead of 2. I also added 1/2 tsp cumin and 1 tsp dried cilantro since i didn't have any fresh on hand. I used a 16 oz jar of salsa instead of 8 oz (which might explain why i only needed 1 c. water). I'll definitely make this again.

  • Andreakay Posted: 02/17/09
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    Very good, used 1/2 of a finely chopped jalapeno instead of chipotle powder just because I don't like the smoky taste. Very easy weekday meal.

  • psal271 Posted: 02/10/09
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    This is one of my go-to recipes for a quick dinner. It's easy and delicious! Sometimes I add some cumin for more flavor.

  • TriShacker Posted: 04/02/09
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    This soup was tasty but not spectacular. Also, I followed the recipe exactly and it did not make four 1 and 1/4 cup servings. I like to make soup and put it in individual containers to bring to work for lunch during the week. I carefully measured out three servings but the fouth serving was less than a full cup.

  • engineergirl Posted: 04/15/09
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    My modifications: 1) Used fresh garlic and diced red onion in the saute stage; 2) Used more salsa and also added a can of diced jalapenos; 3) Topped with queso fresco (a crumbly, salty cheese similar to feta), sliced avocado, cilantro, hot sauce, and diced fresh tomato; Despite my modifications the soup was awfully bland, a consequence of using canned beans instead of dried. But I'd still recommend it as a healthy, satisfying soup, ideal for a quick lunch or easy weeknight dinner.

  • Rattiegrl Posted: 08/30/09
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    This was really tasty and will be a regular at our house.

  • colettecooks Posted: 01/12/12
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    This is a favorite of mine. Quick, easy and tasty. I eat it with a fat free soft flour tortilla for dunking and sometimes sprinkle thawed frozen peas on along with the cheese. Always makes 4 servings for me which I eat for lunch throughout the week.

  • CindyW Posted: 10/10/12
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    It was fine, but as there are other recipes which we find more satisfying, we won't use this one again.

  • gailatmsu Posted: 11/24/13
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    This was a very tasty, filling soup. I did make some slight adjustments. My husband is one of those where cilantro has a soapy flavor so I left that out, I added some chopped green chiles, and since I didn't have any chipotle chili powder, I added cayenne pepper. I think next time I make it, I'll add a can of drained corn also. Thanks for the recipe!

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