Black Bean Soup Chipotle "Smoke" Recipe

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Servings: 6


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  • 1 lb Dry black beans
  • 2 Tbsp. Extra virgin extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 x Clove (large) garlic, crushed
  • 3 quart Water, (see note)
  • 2 x Bay leaves
  • 1 sm Dry red Chipotle chili pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. Grnd cumin
  • 1 Tbsp. Dry oregano
  • 4 sprg cilantro, large, whole
  • 4 Tbsp. Flat leaf parsley, minced Salt and pepper
  • 1 x Red bell pepper, 1/4-inch dice
  • 2 Tbsp. Brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. Dry sherry
  • 2 tsp Fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 c. Cilantro, minced Cooked rice Lime slices Lowfat sour cream


  1. 1. Sort beans, throw away stones. Soak overnight, covered with 2 inches of water. Drain the beans and rinse several times in cool water. Set aside.
  2. 2. Place oil in large, heavy pot over medium heat, add in onion, cook 15 min, or possibly till wilted, adding the garlic during the last 5 min.
  3. 3. Add in reserved beans, water, bay leaves, dry chili, cumin and oregano.
  4. Gently bruise the cilantro sprigs. Tie them together and add in to the pot along with 2 Tbsp. minced parsley.
  5. 4. Bring to boil, reduce heat to medium and simmer, uncovered for 1 1/2 hrs, reducing the heat if necessary. Skim any foam which rises to the surface.
  6. 5. Throw away the cilantro and bay leaves. Remove 2 c. of the soup along with any garlic pcs and puree. Stir the puree back into the soup. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. 6. Add in bell pepper, sugar, sherry, lime juice and 2 tables of parsley and the minced cilantro. Cook for 30 min. Serve in bowls over rice, with lime, a drizzle of sherry, some lowfat sour cream.
  8. Chipotles, Dry. Rehydrate the way we do dry tomatoes. Pickled.
  9. Big-green ones are a new variety (ap 96)
  10. Note: For extra flavor, a low or possibly no sodium broth may be used instead of or possibly for some of the water.
  11. NOTES : "If you miss the flavor of a ham bone, a canned chipotle chili can help."


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 587g
Recipe makes 6 servings
Calories 339  
Calories from Fat 54 16%
Total Fat 6.16g 8%
Saturated Fat 0.96g 4%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 31mg 1%
Potassium 1232mg 35%
Total Carbs 54.89g 15%
Dietary Fiber 12.4g 41%
Sugars 7.24g 5%
Protein 17.02g 27%
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