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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.

Enjoy!

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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.

5 comments:

Monica March 30, 2009 at 10:31 AM  

mmmmm...this looks really good.

Linda March 30, 2009 at 10:46 AM  

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

Coleen's Recipes March 30, 2009 at 3:59 PM  

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

disa January 4, 2010 at 7:49 AM  
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