Best Black Bean Soup: Healthy Smart Kids in the Kitchen!
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This is the most amazingly delicious Southwestern Black Bean Soup you and your teens will ever make!
Recipe type: Soup
Serves: 12 servings
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ½ to 1-pound smoked ham, chopped
  • 3-4 yellow onions
  • ¼ cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1-2 carrots, chopped
  • 6-12 cloves garlic, mince
  • 4 cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 8-12 cups chicken broth
  • 2-4 corn tortillas, torn up
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ½ tsp. hot pepper sauce
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cumin
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1-2 bunches fresh cilantro, minced
  1. Heat the oil in a large soup pot
  2. Sauté the ham, onions, parsley, carrots, and garlic over medium-low heat until the onions and carrots are tender
  3. Drain and rinse the beans.
  4. Add the beans, chicken broth tortillas, beef broth and all the seasonings except the cilantro to the soup pot
  5. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-high.
  6. Add more liquid if needed for a thinner consistency (if desired)
  7. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer gently until the beans are tender and flavors are mixed
  8. This will take about 30 minutes
  9. Puree the soup or leave as is (I leave it as it is)
Serve the soup surrounded by bowls of the following:
chopped cilantro
grated cheese
chopped fresh tomatoes
chopped green onions
green chilies
cooked rice
chopped black olives
grated jack cheese
sour cream
Recipe by Good Parenting Brighter Children at