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Creamy Black Beans Soup

This creamy black bean soup is delicious, hearty, and packed full of comforting flavors. It's an easy black bean soup recipe that you can make from canned black beans or entirely from scratch, which I recommend for the most flavor! No matter what you choose to use, just remember- Don't skip the toppings!! They make this delicious soup even better by adding some nice colors, flavors, and fun!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: Brazilian, Latin American
Keyword: beans recipe, vegetarian
Servings: 6 servings
Author: aline_shaw

Ingredients

  • 3 cups of cooked beans with liquid or 2x 15oz cans with liquid
  • 2-3 Tbsp Brazilian sofrito or 5 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1-2 Tbsp Olive oil more for drizzling at the end
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp White wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp Smoked paprika
  • 3-4 strips Thick cut bacon, diced (optional)

Topping & Garnish Ideas (Optional)

  • Lime wedges
  • Parseley or Cilantro leaves
  • Your favorite hot sauce
  • Sliced jalapeno, or any other hot pepper of your choice
  • Red pepper flakes

Instructions

  • In a medium sauce pan, heat up 1-2 Tbsps of olive oil.
  • Add in the bacon (if using) and fry until crispy.
  • Remove the bacon from the pan, place them in a plate lined with paper towels and set aside.
  • To that fat, add in the onion and saute until transparent, 2-3 minutes.
  • Add in the garlic and saute until fragrant, about 2 minutes.
  • Add in the beans plus 2 cups of water, the white wine vinegar, the smoked paprika, and the worcestershire sauce, and salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a gentle boil, boil a few minutes and turn off the heat.
  • Let the soup cool a few minutes, then, blend it until creamy with a blender, or immersion blender.
  • Serve in mugs or bowls, and top it with the crispy bacon, a drizzle of olive oil, and more of your favorite toppings!!

Bom Apetite!!