April 22, 2009

Black Bean Soup

This soup makes a great side dish for your favorite grilled cheese sandwich or turkey sandwich.
3 celery ribs, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
2-3 cloves garlic, pressed
1 TBS olive oil
3 cans black beans
1 can Rotel (or similar) tomatoes
1 quart chicken or vegetable broth
1 tsp coriander
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp hot sauce

In medium size soup pan, saute celery, red pepper, and garlic in olive oil over medium heat for 3-4 minutes. Add in 2 cans of black beans DRAINED and 1 can of black beans DRAINED AND MUSHED UP to soup pan. Add in Rotel tomatoes and chicken broth. Add in all seasonings and hot sauce. Heat together 20 minutes. Serves 2-6.

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