Easy Black Bean Soup

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This soup is a favorite pantry meal for my family. Easy, easy, easy to make and nutritious. I got the recipe from the back of a soup can but have improvised this soup many times. Feel free to adjust seasonings as you like.

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  • add   1 small red onion
  • add   salt and pepper
  • add   2-3 cloves garlic
  • add   1 medium onion
  • add   3 tablespoons olive oil
  • add   1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • add   1/4 cup cilantro, coarsely chopped or finely chopped (whatever you prefer)
  • add   2 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • add   2 (14 1/2 ounce) cans black beans


  1. Saute onion in olive oil.
  2. When onion becomes translucent, add cumin.
  3. Cook 30 seconds, then add garlic and cook for another 30 to 60 seconds.
  4. Add 1 can black beans and 2 cups vegetable broth.
  5. Bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally.
  6. Turn off heat.
  7. Using a hand blender, blend the ingredients in the pot, or transfer to a blender.
  8. Add the second can of beans to the pot along with blended ingredients and bring to a simmer.
  9. Serve soup with bowls of red onion and cilantro for garnish.
  10. I add a bit of cilantro to the pot, too.
  11. Can be doubled or frozen.