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8 servings
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Meal Types:
Main Dishes
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Spicy and Smoky Black Bean Soup

Quick and easy spicy soup will warm you up on a cold night.



  1. In a large sauce pan (or Dutch oven), over medium heat, fry chopped bacon until browned and crispy. Remove with slotted spoon and set aside.
  2. Drain all but 2 tablespoons of fat from the pan. Add onion and carrots and sauté until tender, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cumin and sauté for 2 minutes longer.
  3. Combine tomato paste, black beans, broth, bouillon cubes, smoked paprika, cayenne, liquid smoke, and chipotle peppers (with sauce) in pan and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, reduce heat, and simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. Add cilantro (reserve 1/4 cup for garnish), jalapenos, and green onions (reserve 1/4 cup for garnish). Simmer for 5 minutes more. Remove from heat.
  5. Transfer to a food processor (or use an immersion blender) and process in batches until smooth. Reheat.
  6. Garnish each serving with sour cream, cilantro, green onions, and reserved bacon
  7. Note: can be served as a starter or combined with bread and a salad for a complete meal.
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This was delicious! It was not hard to make. I did not add the liquid smoke because the recipe did not say how much. Also, I didn't have smoked paprika, just used regular. The missing ingredients didn't hamper the taste at all. I highly recommend this recipe. Fantastic!
03 Dec 11 by member: XenaWarrior
this is great and so easy to make. i didn't have regular bacon so i used organic turkey bacon which gives it a slight smokey flavor since i also didn't have liquid smoke. added some homemade baked corn torilla strips and a small dollop of sour cream. it has a nice kick! will definately make again
17 Nov 11 by member: tsmommy


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Nutrition summary:

There are 354 calories in 1 serving of Spicy and Smoky Black Bean Soup.
Calorie break-down: 13% fat, 63% carbs, 25% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 46
Calories 354
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 5.16g 8%
  Saturated Fat 1.555g 8%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 0.945g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 1.934g  
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 2159mg 90%
Potassium 513mg  
Total Carbohydrate 57.06g 19%
  Dietary Fiber 21.7g 87%
  Sugars 5.17g  
Protein 22.5g  
Vitamin A 603% Vitamin C 262%
Calcium 43% Iron 99%
of RDI*
(354 calories)
18% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (62%)
Fat (13%)
Protein (25%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories