Friday, September 24, 2010

Smokey Black-Bean Soup

It's starting to look, and feel, a little like Fall! I love soups, and this is one that is great all year round! This smokey, spicy soup is a Weight Watcher's recipe! So, make some up and enjoy the rich taste of this healthy soup!

Smokey Black-Bean Soup
Weight Watchers

4 cans black beans
1/4 lb canadian bacon
1 onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teas ground cumin
1/2 teas ground chipotle chile pepper
4 cups reduced sodium chicken broth
1/4 teas salt

1. Place 2 cans of the black beans in a colander; rinse and drain. Transfer the beans to a bowl and stir in the remaining cans of beans.

2. Spray a large saucepan with non-stick spray, and set over medium-high heat. Add the bacon and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned, 3-4 minutes. Add the onion, bell peppers, and garlic. Add in the Cumin and Chipotle Chile Pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the beans and broth; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, and simmer until slightly thickened; about 30 minutes.

3. Remove the saucepan from the heat; allow to cool about 10 minutes. Pour 4 cups of the soup in a blender and puree. Return the pureed soup to the saucepan and stir in the salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through, about 2 minutes.

This is a hearty meal all by itself. If desired, serve with a salad, or pair with bread or even a warm tortilla!


  1. This sounds really good. We eat a lot of black beans since my daughter (29) is not eating meat.
    I was wondering if you think it would be any good with a vegetable broth? Of course I wouldn't be using bacon.

  2. Debby,
    It could probably be made with veggie soup. You'll miss out on some of the smokiness from the ham, but it would still be good!

  3. Oh, YUM!! Okay, I am at a loss for meals for the rest of the week. Tomorrow I have time so I'm gonna hang out here awhile and be inspired and MAKE this soup and some other yummy stuff!!!


  4. Thanks Scrapwordsmom! I hope you find some things that fit your family. Email me if you have any questions!!

  5. This sounds great, and it is weight watchers! I will be trying this one for sure!

  6. I'm so happy soup weather is here! This look delicious - so hearty and warming!

  7. Love soup in the fall:) This looks really good!

  8. Yum!!!!! Thanks for visiting during my SITS Day!

  9. Looks so good! Definetely trying this sometimes soon.