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Feb 15, 2011

Black Bean Soup for Soup-a-Palooza

Come join Soup-a-Palooza with TidyMom and Dine and Dish sponsored by Bush’s Beans, Hip Hostess, Pillsbury and Westminster Crackers."
Chicken and Black Bean Soup

Chicken & Black bean soup

1 small onion
1/2 green bell pepper
1 tsp hot oil
1 (16 oz ) jar spicy black bean dip {I like the Paul Newman brand.)
2 (16 oz ) cans black beans
2 cups chopped or shredded cooked chicken (Sometimes I leave out the chicken.)
4 cups chicken broth
Optional toppings:
sour cream
shredded Cheddar cheese
baked tortilla strips or chips
diced tomatoes
diced onion
avocado slices
Dice onion and bell pepper; saute in 1 tsp hot oil in a Dutch oven over med./high heat for about 3 minutes. Whisk in 4 cups chicken broth and 1 jar spicy black bean dip until smooth. Bring to a boil and stir in 2 cans black beans (may rinse and drain), and 2 cups chopped chicken. Cook 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Top individual bowls of soup with your choice of toppings.
* recipe from Southern Living, April 2005 

I also cook a small pot of brown rice and put the rice in the bowls then top with the soup. And my latest addition to cooking anything Latin inspired is Goya brand Sofrito. It's a tomato base with green bell peppers, onion, cilantro and garlic in olive oil. I add 1 T. to this recipe.


  1. hey!

    thank you for the yummy soup recipe but especially for
    the sofrito tip! it's those little touches that take a meal
    from ok to sublime!


  2. that looks so good.....Need to check out the soups

  3. Will have to give this a try , thanks for posting!

  4. Hi Melanie,
    I told Mike an hour ago I wanted some black bean soup : ) B