Recipe: Black Bean and Bacon Soup

This recipe for black bean and bacon soup is absolutely delicious. I was looking to make a light mid-afternoon Saturday lunch …. It’s raining out… and this soup sounded so good… I had to try it. It’s quick and very easy.

So I made the soup and some Mini Buffalo Chicken Empanadas…. a perfect lunch.

I used hickory smoked thick cut bacon mostly because that’s what I had on hand and it added so much flavor… that I recommend you use that…. I will from now on.

The recipe calls for 4 Ortega Yellow Corn Taco Shells, crumbled…. I substituted crushed tortilla chips.

I also garnished it with a little chopped green onion and shredded cheese.

The recipe is from the folks at Ortega and was in a soft book titled “Mexican Fiesta Recipes”. It really is excellent.



Black Bean and Bacon Soup Recipe:

All you need:

5 strips of hickory smoked bacon
1 medium onion, diced
2 tablespoons Ortega Diced Green Chiles
2 cans (15 oz. each) black beans, undrained
½ cup Ortega Taco Sauce
4 cups chicken broth
½ cup sour cream (for garnish)
4 Ortega Yellow Corn Taco Shells, crumbled (for garnish)
Shredded cheddar or Mexican blend cheese (optional for garnish)
Chopped green onions (optional for garnish)

All you need to do:

In a large pot, cook bacon over medium heat for 5 minutes, stir several times to prevent burning.

Add the onions and diced green chiles. Cook for 5 minutes or until the onions begin to brown.

Add the entire contents of both cans of black beans, taco sauce and chicken broth. Stir to combine and bring to a boil.

Reduce heat and simmer on low for 20 minutes to combine flavors.

Remove half of the soup and puree in a food processor (I used a blender).

Return pureed soup to pot and stir to combine.

Serve in soup bowls and garnish as desired.


Monica said...

mmmmm...this looks really good.

Linda said...

Ohhhh it was..... the bacon added a terrific smoky flavor.... leftovers for lunch...

Coleen's Recipes said...

I have everything to make this today...really looking forward to it, it sounds delicious.

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