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Deliciously Organic: Spicy Black Bean Soup and Give-Away

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Friday, October 23, 2009

Spicy Black Bean Soup and Give-Away

I don't think there's anything else that can warm you up from the inside-out like this soup. The aroma of black bean soup epitomizes comfort for me. It's an incredibly nourishing dish that costs little, keeps in the fridge for several days, and also freezes well.

The easiest way to puree this soup is with an immersion blender.  Before I bought one of these, I use to ladle the soup in batches into the blender which left me with many more dishes to clean and drippings all over the counter. This small appliance streamlines the process and I thought it would be fun to give one away, especially since it's the beginning of soup season. The Cuisinart has been getting the best reviews, so I thought it only appropriate to give away the best. All you have to do is leave a comment to this post between today, Oct. 16th  and Thursday, Oct. 22rd. I'll draw a name at random and announce the winner next Friday, Oct. 23rd. Good luck!

Spicy Black Bean Soup
Serves 6

2 cups black beans, soaked overnight, then drained
8 cups beef stock
1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic
1 heaping tablespoon coarse sea salt
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1/2 bunch cilantro, plus 2-3 tablespoons more for garnish
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and sliced
1 bunch green onions chopped
sour cream

Combine beans, stock, tomatoes, paprika, onion powder, garlic, sea salt and tomato paste in large pot. Bring to a boil and then lower heat and simmer for 3 hours. Add cilantro, jalapeño and green onions to soup and let simmer for 5 minutes. Using a hand immersion blender, blend until smooth, or transfer to a blender in batches and blend until smooth. Serve with a dollop of sour cream and sprinkle with cilantro.


Blogger Unknown said...

WOW! This looks amazing! I hope to be able to add something so handy in my kitchen! Thanks! Great recipe too!

October 23, 2009 at 10:59 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Give away! What fun, and for a blog I read all of the time. I am semi-new to eating organic and have already enjoyed preparing some of your recipes. Kymberly recommended your site to me and I love your posts. Thanks for being such a great resource!

October 23, 2009 at 11:24 AM  
Blogger Amy Cantilina said...

SOunds yummy! I make a similar soup. My immersion blender is on its last leg, so my fingers are crossed. Currently feeling very spoiled by my new Cuisinart food processor!

October 23, 2009 at 12:02 PM  
Blogger Rebecca T said...

YUM! i used to make a black bean soup all the time and lost the recipe. your's sounds great! what about using organic black beans in a can? i don't think i've ever made beans from dry beans :) will try though sometime. HEB has some good organic canned beans. miss you but love that you're putting recipes up on your blog so often!

October 23, 2009 at 12:18 PM  
Blogger monicajane said...

before I knew you were going to give away the blender I was going to tell you it looked like a toy I have to get...I make pureed soup all the time...

thanks for the fun...

I love black bean soup too! Yum.

October 23, 2009 at 12:28 PM  
Blogger Jamie said...

I am so making this tonight... I was just on the internet looking up a recipe for a black bean soup.. .and low and behold.. tada... My all time favorite is the cuban black bean soup at the Cheesecake Factory.. I have been craving it and decided to give it a try.. so Tonight I will attempt yours...thanks Carrie.. it was like you were reading my mine...

October 23, 2009 at 12:50 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Oh, I am totally looking forward to trying this soup!

October 23, 2009 at 5:29 PM  
Anonymous Heather said...

Yummy! This soup sounds delicious! I will have to try it this weekend.

October 23, 2009 at 5:51 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Cool idea! I really enjoy your blog, and this soup looks fantastic. I love black beans- can't wait to make it!

October 23, 2009 at 7:03 PM  
Anonymous Gabrielle said...

Wonderful recipe and beautiful site! Glad to find you!

October 23, 2009 at 7:40 PM  
Anonymous Gabrielle said...

Oops, linked the wrong site. :) Here is my food site!

October 23, 2009 at 7:41 PM  
Blogger Clint and Lauren Brock said...

This sounds so good! I've definitely done the ladle into the blender thing....doesn't make my kitchen look pretty :/

October 23, 2009 at 8:20 PM  
Blogger Taste of Beirut said...

I love black bean soup. Your photo is beautiful and makes it look so enticing!

October 25, 2009 at 8:45 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...


Just stopped by from SITS to say hi; hope you'll do the same.

October 25, 2009 at 4:59 PM  
Anonymous Tou Tou said...

wow! looks so goood:) gotta try it out:)

October 25, 2009 at 7:06 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

ooo, I'm totally savin this one

October 26, 2009 at 8:26 AM  
Blogger Ciao Chow Linda said...

Your soup looks terrific. I sometimes use a stick blender, but the real blender does work better in my opinion. Sometimes the stick blender misses a chunk here or there.

October 26, 2009 at 3:44 PM  
Anonymous Brandon Hutchinson said...

Looks good and will try it out soon.

October 26, 2009 at 4:08 PM  
Blogger Jamie said...

The soup is so yummy and super easy to make.. Had it tonight with the biscuits(easy to make and Yum-o as well... hard to stop eating them they are so good!!) and they were a huge dinner time hit..

October 26, 2009 at 8:41 PM  
Blogger Twin Tables said...

I love Black Bean Soup. It is my favorite comfort soup and perfect for a cold night. Thanks for a great recipe!

October 27, 2009 at 9:25 AM  

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