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Spicy Chorizo Black Bean Soup

February 3, 2012

I think it’s probably best to keep the nutritional benefits of this hearty vegetable rich black bean soup to myself.

All anyone really needs to know is that it’s delicious, right?


You’ll Need

4 oz Palacios Hot Chorizo, sliced (this brand is widely available but if you can’t find it, use another brand of DRIED chorizo.)

1 large sweet onion, roughly chopped

1 green bell pepper, seeded & roughly chopped

1 carrot, peeled & sliced

1 large stalk celery, sliced

2 bay leafs

1 tsp sweet smoked paprika (you can also use regular paprika but smoked really is better!)

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

1/2 tsp cumin

1/8 tsp cayenne (leave this out if you prefer things without much heat)

1 tbs balsamic vinegar (the cheap kind is perfect for this)

1 14.5 oz can low sodium chicken broth

1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes

1 28 oz can black beans

A medium sized soup pot

2 cups cooked rice


1. Brown the chorizo slices over medium heat in the soup pot. Then remove the slices with a slotted spoon, leaving the oil they released in the pot.

2. Add the onions, bay leafs, paprika, salt, pepper, cumin, & cayenne and cover the pot. Let the onion soften for several minutes.

3. Add the green bell pepper, give a good stir & cover the pot again for several minutes.

4. Add the balsamic, broth, tomatoes, carrots, celery & chorizo, bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer, cover the pot & let it cook for about 45 minutes.

5. Once the soup has cooked for 45 minutes, add the black beans, cover & simmer another 20 minutes.

6. Remove the lid & continue to simmer another 20 minutes, allowing the soup to reduce & thicken a bit.

7. Serve by putting some rice in the bottom of a soup bowl & ladling the black bean soup on top.

Generously serves 4.


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