Vegetarian Black Bean Soup



1 lb black beans

1/2 red pepper, chopped

1/2 green pepper, chopped

1/2 yellow onion, chopped

1/2 red onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

2 tsp ground cumin

2 tsp chili powder

4 cups broth? 2 cups water?

Salt and pepper

Avocado/guacamole, sour cream, and lime optional


  1. Rinse beans, cover with water, and bring to boil. Boil for 2 minutes. (shortcut to soaking overnight)
  1. Cover and let sit for 15 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water
  1. In a large pot over medium high heat, saute onions, peppers, and garlic until slightly softened (2-3 minutes)
  2. Add cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper and cook for 30 seconds
  3. Add the broth, water, and boiled beans. Cover and bring to a boil
  4. Reduce to a simmer and allow to cook until beans are soft (1.5 hrs?)
  1. Use immersion blender to lightly blend the beans and vegetables, keeping some chunks for texture
  2. Top with whatever you like (avocado, guacamole, lime, tortilla chips, etc)

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