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Southwest Black Bean Soup Mix

Southwest Black Bean Soup Mix
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This hearty bean soup has a Southwestern flavor which is a one-step meal for the whole family. It also makes a fabulous dip (see "Recipes"). Southwest Black Bean soup mix is 13 oz & includes beans, spice pack and recipe. Each package serves 8.

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Southwest Black Bean Soup
  • 6 Cups water (for a more intense flavor use low sodium chicken or vegetable broth)
  • 1 T. olive oil
  • 1 Onion Chopped
  • 1 Stalk celery
  • 1 Carrot peeled and chopped
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 t. salt
  • Optional Ingredients: 1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes, drained (if using, add during last hour of simmering)
  • Optional Garnishes: Sliced scallions, fresh squeezed limejuice, sour cream or yogurt, hot sauce, chopped cilantro, diced red onion, fresh tomatoes.

Rinse & drain beans. Soak beans in cold water to cover overnight, OR cover with boiling water and allow to sit off heat for 1 hour, OR microwave, soaking beans in a covered dish at 100% power for 15 minutes. Drain beans.

Sauté onion, celery. Carrot and garlic in olive oil, over medium-low heat, for about 5 minutes, until slightly softened. Add contents of small spice and bay leaves, stir for 1 minute.

Add beans, water (or broth) contents of larger spice packet and salt. Cover and bring to a boil.

Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered for about 3 hours, stirring occasionally. Add more liquid if necessary.

Remove bay leaves and adjust seasoning with slat & pepper to taste.

 

Elois' Black Bean Dip
  • 1 Southwest Black Bean Soup prepared per recipe
  • ½ C Sour Cream
  • ½ C Chopped Pimentos
  • ¼ C Mayonnaise
  • ¼ C Chunky Salsa (mild, medium, or hot)
  • ½ C scallions, chopped

Drain liquid off soup mixture and mash beans to smooth consistency (use fork, whip or food processor).

Blend all ingredients together. Chill and serve with tortilla chips.