Smoky Chipotle Black Bean Soup
Savor the warmth and richness of this hearty Smoky Chipotle Black Bean Soup. With its deep, earthy flavors and just a hint of fiery smokiness, this soup is a comforting embrace on chilly evenings. The combination of tender black beans, aromatic vegetables, and bold spices creates a symphony of taste that lingers on the palate.
- 2 cups dried black beans, soaked overnight
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 onion, diced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, minced
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 6 cups vegetable broth
- 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Fresh cilantro, chopped (for garnish)
- Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add diced onion and sauté until translucent.
- Add minced garlic, chipotle peppers, ground cumin, and smoked paprika. Sauté for another minute.
- Drain the soaked black beans and add them to the pot. Pour in the vegetable broth.
- Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low. Cover and simmer for about 1 to 1.5 hours, or until the beans are tender.
- Stir in the diced tomatoes and season with salt and pepper. Simmer for an additional 15 minutes.
- Using an immersion blender, carefully blend the soup until smooth and creamy in consistency.
- Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
- Serve the smoky chipotle black bean soup hot, garnished with chopped fresh cilantro.
Cooking Time: About 1.5 hours
Yields: 6 servings
Indulge in the robust flavors of this Smoky Chipotle Black Bean Soup. The combination of tender black beans, chipotle peppers, and aromatic spices makes for a satisfying bowl of comfort.
Nutrition information: Calories: 220, Fat: 5g, Carbohydrates: 35g, Protein: 10g
Savor every spoonful of this smoky delight, as the warmth of chipotle peppers mingles harmoniously with the earthy goodness of black beans. Whether enjoyed as a meal on its own or accompanied by crusty bread, this soup is sure to be a favorite. Share it with friends and family, and let the rich aroma and taste create lasting memories around your table.