Monday, March 8, 2010

Easy Black Bean & Chorizo Soup

bean soup

Since there is still a chill in the air, bean soups are still welcome.

I made this SUPER EASY black bean soup with vegetables and Spanish chorizo and it turned out great.

The invention of boxed chicken stock is genius.

I don't always want to use my homemade stock from the freezer for these kind of quick soups, so I use Swanson's Goodness Real Chicken Broth, the low sodium kind in a box. I like that I can store it in the fridge if I have some leftover (and I am not getting paid to say this!).



Black Bean & Chorizo Soup w/ Vegetables:

3 cups of chicken stock
1 medium onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp salt
olive oil
1/2 cup frozen corn
2 cans of black beans, rinsed and drained
1 link of real Spanish *chorizo sausage, sliced into thin rounds (found at Spanish grocery stores)
lime or fresh cilantro for garnish

*chorizo is a Spanish cooked sausage, looks like pepperoni.
It is spicy, and comes in regular spicy or PICANTE, which is extra spicy!




In a heavy Dutch oven, cook your onions, garlic, pepper and chorizo in olive oil until translucent, about 5 minutes on medium. Add cumin and salt while you are sauteing.

Add the stock, black beans and frozen corn and bring to a boil.
Reduce to a simmer and cook partially covered for 20 minutes.

Remove half of the solids from the pot and transfer to a bowl or large measuring cup.
With a hand immersion blender, blend half the solids and add back into the pot.
Be careful when blending HOT liquids, it can splatter.



Let soup cool and ladle into bowls.
Garnish with lime slices and fresh cilantro!

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Want to dive right into that Stangl soup bowl, I love bean soups!

Stacey Snacks said...

Anonymous:

If you can guess what the design is at the bottom of the bowl, them I will really be impressed!

Stacey

kat said...

I'm with you about the boxed stock, its so handy when you only need a little stock because you can store the rest easily. This soup looks so good, I can tell Matt would love it

Elra said...

I love chorizo. This soup is perfect with it.

The Japanese Redneck said...

Um, looks soooo good!

Anonymous said...

Life is just a bowl of...CHERRIES? Palacios, back to check your brand of chorizo, now hitting the markets.

Maria said...

I love black bean soup, so many great recipes out there. This one looks great!

Laurie said...

I have never used chorizo.. what a wonderful first experience this would be. I can imagine the aroma.. yumm!

Bob said...

Oh man, I love chorizo. I bet I would eat that whole pot!

Ciao Chow Linda said...

I love that you added chorizo to the black bean soup. It's a perfect combination and I want to try that.

Pam said...

I love black bean and chorizo soup. Yours looks hearty and delicious!

Eileen said...

I am going to make this. I love the addition of the corn. Sounds wonderful!

Proud Italian Cook said...

I've been sick with a cough and bad cold for 3 days, I would love a huge bowl of this. This looks terrific Stace!

Jen_from_NJ said...

Your black bean soup looks fantastic. I bet my family would love this.

I think that bowl is Stangl Fruit?? Those are my Mom's dishes - which appeared every holiday of my childhood!

Dgrub said...

Your black beans soup looks amazing. Chorizo for sure will add lot of rich flavors. A related post on how to make black beans from dried beans is at http://desigrub.com/2010/03/glorious-black-beans/ Let me know if you find it useful or not.

rpa said...

another awesome recipe. even the kids loved it.