Sunday, March 2, 2014

Bomb Digity Black Bean Soup

I made an amazing black bean soup last night, not your traditional creamy based soup but delicious and hearty. I called it the Bomb Digity Black Bean Soup and had a request for the recipe so here it is. I used the original recipe as the base so I'd kind of know what spices to use and quantities, but I played around with it a lot to get it to my liking and I added the carrots and celery to mine. As always, taste as you go along. Unfortunately for any other PWD (Person with diabetes) that would like to make this, I do not know the carb count so I had to SWAG.

Bomb Digity Black Bean Soup

Makes one large soup pot

What you need:

1 medium red onion
2 large garlic cloves
2 seeded jalapenos
3 medium size carrots
4 celery stalks
7 15oz cans of black beans drained
6 cups Veggie broth
1 16oz jar of salsa Verde
1 can of green chilies
Coconut oil - just enough to coat the pot
2 handfuls of dried cilantro
1 lime used for zest and juice
1 1/2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
salt and pepper to taste

If you have any bell peppers on hand I'm sure that those would be great added, but for once I didn't have any.

Coat the bottom of your stock pot/soup pot with oil and turn on medium heat. While that's heating throw your onion and garlic cloves into a food processor until diced. (If you don't have a food processor finely dice your veggies and maybe even let them simmer longer to be sure that they are softened enough.) Add onion and garlic to hot oil and let onions caramelize. Next get the carrots, celery and jalapenos into the food processor until well diced. Add these to the caramelized onions. Add 3 cups of the broth to the veggie mixture in the pot letting simmer for approx 20 minutes stirring occasionally. You want these veggies be cooked very well so that they are hardly noticeable in the soup. Add all remaining ingredients: beans, broth, salsa, chilies, lime zest, lime juice cilantro and spices. Let simmer another 20-30 minutes until beans are softened.

Garnish with additional cilantro, avocado, sour cream and cheese if you like and enjoy!

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