Black Bean Soup
Preparation Time

Under 15 Minutes

Total Time

1 Hour

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Black Bean Soup

If it was up to us, we'd change the word "super" to "souper". Because "souper" is how we'd describe this tantalizing combination of CHI-CHI'S® Picante Sauce and HORMEL® BLACK LABEL® bacon.

Notes: Makes 6 cupgs

Ingredients:

1/2 pound Black Label® Bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces

1 cup sliced celery

1 cup chopped onion

2 teaspoons minced garlic

2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, drained and rinsed

1 (16-ounce) jar CHI-CHI'S™ Smooth & Spicy Picante Sauce Mild

1 1/4 cups water

1 1/2 teaspoons Herb-Ox® Chicken Instant Powder

1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

1/2 teaspoon pepper

2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

Preparation:

1. In large saucepan, cook bacon, celery, onion and garlic over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 12 to 15 minutes or until bacon is crisp; drain.
2. Add beans, picante sauce, water, bouillon, red pepper flakes and black pepper to saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer, stirring occasionally, 25 to 30 minutes.
3. Stir cilantro into soup. Serve with dollops of sour cream, if desired.