Welcome Back!Sign in here:

   Reset Password

Not Registered?Still need to become one of our thirsty clan 158,694 strong?

Now's your chance!

Register Today!

Want the best wine for your buck?

204,891Wine Reviews
161,014Members
30Seconds to join
Ad

Black Bean Soup

Black Bean Soup

While this isn't the prettiest or most sophisticated soup in the pot, it is satisfying and very forgiving. Don't like cilantro? Leave it out. Jalapenos too hot? Reduce the amount. Not hot enough? Add more. No stock? Add water. The only ingredient you can't change is the beans.

?Serves 8 - 10

Ingredients
2 tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 cups onion, chopped
8 cloves garlic, chopped
1/4 cup jalapenos with seeds, chopped (or 3 tsp crushed dried chilies)
2 cups dried black beans (also known as turtle beans)
1 tbsp cumin powder
2 tsp ground coriander
8 cups vegetable stock or water (I use water)
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro leaves, packed

Garnish
Lime wedges
Sour cream
Salsa Cilantro leaves

Instructions
Heat oil in large, heavy pot over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic and peppers. Sauté 5 minutes.

Mix in beans and spices. Add stock (or water) and bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until beans are tender, stirring occasionally. This takes at least 2 hours. (Note: At this stage, you can transfer the soup to a slow cooker and simmer for 6 to 8 hours)

Puree soup with cilantro leaves (if using) with a hand blender. If using a regular blender, puree in batches and return to pot when done.

Season to taste with salt and pepper. Thin soup with more stock if necessary.

Ladle into bowls and serve with a dollop of sour cream and salsa. Sprinkle with cilantro and add a wedge of lime.

This recipe was created by Charmian Christie, a food writer, recipe developer and blogger from Ontario.


Complementary Wines: Beer, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz

If you'd like more delicious recipes and wine pairings, join my website.



Visit 's wine and food blog Christie's Corner.

Return to Recipes

Ad

FEEL LOST IN THE

STORE?

Know the wines you want before you even get to the store with my wine reviews. Join now. It's free.

Wine of the Week

As featured on  

CTV Wine of the Week!

Cakebread Zinfandel
Zinfandel 2011,
Red Hills Lake County, California...
Ad

Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean is editor of Canada's largest wine review web site, publishing hundreds of wine reviews every week for more than 161,014 members.

She was named the World's Best Drinks Writer at the World Food Media Awards in Australia.

Natalie has published two books with Random House, the second was named one of Amazon's Best Books of the Year. Get access to all of her reviews today by becoming a member of her site.

PAY TOO MUCH FOR

WINE?

Get my reviews of terrific under-priced wines. Save money, drink better wine.

Red, White & Drunk All Over

  Best Books of the Year

Red, White & Drunk all over by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean writes about wine with a sensuous obsession... and often laugh-out-loud funny... Terrific.

Rex Pickett, Sideways

Ms. MacLean is the disarming Everywoman. She loves wine, loves drinking ... ultimately, it's a winning formula.

Eric Asimov, The New York Times

GOT A SMARTPHONE?

Access my reviews on mobile with the bar code scanner.

GET NAT'S APP

Unquenchable: A Tipsy Search

  Best Books of the Year

Unquenchable by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean is a new force in the wine writing world ‐ a fiesty North American answer to Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson. She can write beautifully about wine.

The Financial Times of London

There are very few people in the wine world who "get it" and Natalie is one of those who brings more fun to a buttoned-up and stodgy game.

Gary Vaynerchuck, Wine Library TV

Starting a Wine Cellar?

Expert advice for all budgets

Insider tips on starting a wine cellar
From wine racks to underground caves, insider tips on size and space, number of bottles, ideal conditions and reputable resources.   learn more  
Winner World's Best Drink Writer
Four-Time Winner James Beard Foundation
Five-Time Winner Association of Food Journalists
Six-Time Winner Bert Greene Award
Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Online Writer of the Year Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Award