Black Bean and Roasted Pepper Soup

Black Bean and Roasted Pepper Soup


I still had a bunch of roasted red peppers in my freezer and I was thinking that it would be nice to get another hearty soup in before the weather warmed up too much more. I had been enjoying bean soups over the winter and I thought that a black bean and roasted pepper soup would be nice. Continuing on with the roasted peppers theme I added some roasted poblano peppers for their amazing flavour and a bit of heat. For even more heat and a bit of smokiness I threw in some chipotle chili powder. To finish of the base of the soup I added some diced tomatoes and some herbs and spices. I like the sweetness that corn adds to spicy Texmex dishes and corn goes well with the creamy black beans so I threw some in as well. The black bean and roasted pepper soup came together quickly and easily and it tasted great! I really enjoyed the flavour combinations and the spicy kick. I garnished the soup with some avocado, sour cream and cilantro.

Black Bean and Roasted Pepper Soup

(makes 4+ servings)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
1 tablespoon oil
1 onion (chopped)
2 cloves garlic (chopped)
1 tablespoon chipotle chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin (toasted and ground)
2 (19 ounce) cans black beans (rinsed and drained)
1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 cup chicken broth or chicken stock or vegetable broth
3 roasted red peppers (chopped)
3 roasted poblano chilies (chopped)
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1 cup corn
1 lime (juice)
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
1. Heat the oil in a pan.
2. Add the onions and saute until tender, about 5-7 minutes.
3. Add the garlic, chili powder and cumin and saute until fragrant, about a minute.
4. Add the beans, tomatoes, chicken stock, poblano chilies, red peppers and oregano and simmer for 20-30 minutes.
5. Remove from heat and stir in the corn.
6. Use an immersion blender to puree some or all of the soup depending on the texture that you prefer.

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49 comments:

Melissa said...

Wow! That looks great Kevin!

nopham said...

Your pictures are always so wonderful, and this look extremely tasty!

Rita said...

Looks wonderful! Here in Seattle it feels like we are going to be enjoying soups for a little longer than we expected...

Soma said...

Unbelievable good!

Sharon said...

Scrumptious!

Christina Kim said...

Could it really be that simple? black bean soup is one of my favorites, and I've never attempted it at home. This recipe is so simple and straightforward, though, I'll have to try it! With a bit of crusty bread, yum.

The DeL Sisters said...

Mmmm, this looks really good, we both LOVE roasted peppers! We will have to give this one a try.

MaryBeth said...

This looks total awesome Kevin. We both love the way this looks, and I am sure it tastes wonderful.

Phoebe and Cara, The Quarter-Life Cooks said...

I'm a sucker for beans, and anything really that can be considered a soup/chili hybrid. If you cut down on the liquids and pureed this mixture, you'd get a fabulous dip, very similar to a spicy black bean dip I posted about a month or so back.

Thanks!

http://www.biggirlssmallkitchen.com/2009/03/cooking-for-others-sunday-supper-with.html

Elra said...

This really look so good Kevin, I am really tempted.
Cheers,
elra

Sharon said...

Kevin, you always make the best soups!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What a gorgeous soup! Healthy and tasty!

Cheers,

Rosa

Jan said...

That soup looks so yummy Kevin!

Nina Timm said...

Could this possibly be my first soup for this winter....I think so!! Kevin, his looks amazingly delicious!!!

Chaz said...

This looks so hearty and delicious.

homecooked said...

That looks hearty and comforting!

Donna-FFW said...

This is a work of culinary deliciousness. I can almost taste these flavors.. love the thought o roasted red peppers and black beans! In a Soup.. YES!

Ann said...

Love Black bean here..looks yummy

Hayley said...

Black bean soup is one of my favorites. So thick and hearty. I can't wait to incorporate some of the flavors you've shared. Thanks Kevin!

VeggieGirl said...

Mmm, I'd LOVE to have a bowl of that!!

www.crabbycook.com said...

Love it Kevin, I'm always looking for new soup twists.

Ciao Chow Linda said...

I need this soup to counter the chill we still have in NJ. Kevin, stop by my blog. I have something for you.

ttfn300 said...

fantastic! thanks for the printable recipes link, too :)

Debbie said...

Bean soups are great since they are nice and hearty!!

lisaiscooking said...

I've been craving black bean soup, and this looks incredible!

Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

DAMN good - That looks so incredible!!

Treehouse Chef said...

I love black beans. This soup looks awesome! I am just curious if you have an immersion blender that you prefer. I don't own one currently, but plan to purchase one soon.

Culinary Wannabe said...

Slices of avocado are so good in soups like this. Along with a huge spoonful of sour cream (it cuts back on the spiciness for wimps like me!).

Maria said...

I might make this on Saturday. It looks so tasty!! I love having soup on hand, it is the perfect meal!

biz319 said...

Yum! I still have red peppers I needed to do something with - this will be perfect!

Thanks Kevin!

Bridgett said...

Gorgeous soup! It looks so hearty.

Jeff said...

Very nicely done and great use of the roasted red peppers.

Alisa - Frugal Foodie said...

That soup looks divine!

Dawn said...

you made this so thick and rich. nicely done indeed!

Jennifer said...

I don't think I've seen chipolte chili powder. That sounds great.

You basically made two of my favorite soups and made them into one!

I can have soup year round, especially in the summer because the air conditioning is so cold in my office I freeze, so I like eating soup when it gets warm out!

Thanks so much for the recipe!

Not Another Omnivore said...

This sounds awesome, and right up my ally!

NAOmni

Karen said...

This looks great! I've been thinking the same thing... better make soup before it gets too warm outside!

Pam said...

Hearty, flavorful and delicious - nicely done Kevin.

Kevin said...

Treehouse Chef: I just have a really cheap immersion blender. It works fine for most things but it does not give a terribly smooth puree. In this case I got what I paid for and it does just what I need it to for the most part.

unconfidentialcook said...

Whenever I glance at your profile on the right-hand side of the page and read that you made the same things over and over, I just can't believe it. You are so prolific, and everything is so unique! This soup looks absolutely delicious, too!

Y said...

Looks delicious! Am going to have this for dinner tonight :)

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Lisa said...

Perfect as always Kevin. All your vegetarian friendly recipes are a must try, and if I ate meat, I would be saying the same thing about your carnivorous offerings. I literally bookmark them all. Thank you so much for your efforts and for sharing.

Y said...

Just to let you know, we had this for dinner with some homemade bread and it was fantastic! I adapted it slightly to take into account what I had/didn't have, and will definitely be making it again. Thanks for the recipe!

Pam said...

Kevin this sounds perfect. I love all the flavors! Black bean soup is one of my favorites and I also love the sweetness that corn brings to the mix.

Lisa said...

Stunning soup Kevin. Just right for the cool spring we are having.

Christina said...

mmm, I'll have to try this! I've been on the biggest black bean kick lately!

Anonymous said...

I just made this and I can't wait for Sat dinner. I mixed a can of kidney beans as I was short black beans. Really great Vegetarian meal
Thanks Kevin.

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