This is a hit every time! Even for those who think they do not like black beans. The toppings are the flavor enhancers in this one!
Super Delicious Black Bean Soup serves 4
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 medium onion, finely diced
½ cup chopped carrot
1 clove garlic, minced
1 t. ground cumin
1 t. chili powder
2 t. dried oregano
1 chipotle chili packed in adobo, finely chopped, plus 1 tablespoon adobo sauce from can (optional)
3 cups chicken or vegetable broth
1 (15-oz) can black beans, with liquid
1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes
1 cup corn, fresh, frozen or canned
½ teaspoon salt
Heat vegetable oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onions and carrots and cook, stirring frequently, until softened but not browned, about 3 minutes.
Add garlic, chili powder, cumin, oregano, chipotle pepper and salt. Stir constantly until fragrant, about 1 minute.
Add chicken or vegetable broth, beans and their liquid, tomatoes and corn. Increase heat to high, and bring to a boil. Reduce to a bare simmer, cover and cook for 20 minutes.
Ladle soup into individual serving bowls and serve immediately with cilantro, sour cream, diced avocado, lime and cheese (as desired).