Thursday, March 6, 2008

Black Bean Soup (like Panera's!)

1/2 c. onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/3-1/2 c. green bell peppers, diced
1 - 2 Tb jalapeno, diced
3 15-ounce cans of black beans, rinsed
1 - 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
1/2 tsp or more chili powder
1/2 tsp paprika
1 tsp cayenne or Mexican seasoning
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp dried oregano

Sauté the onions, garlic, and peppers in a 1/4 cup of broth in a nonstick saucepan. Once the onions have become translucent, place in a large stockpot. Add the beans, broth, and spices. Simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Taste-test the soup after 20 minutes and remove from heat once the beans are cooked to your liking. Top with diced tomatoes or diced avocado or even diced mango! Serve with chips or cornbread.

1 comment:

Linda said...

This is yummy!