Black Bean Soup

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Prep 15 mins ∙ Cook 35 mins ∙ Makes 6-8


  • 1 not chicken bouillion cube
  • 2 c boiling water
  • 4 cans organic black beans, rinsed
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 large garlic cloves coarsely minced
  • 4 c water
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped, optional
  • 1 t oregano
  • 1 t smoked paprika
  • 1T cumin, ground
  • ½ t garlic ground
  • cilantro, chopped
  • salt to taste


Combine low sodium not chicken bouillon cube and boiling water. Use ¼ c broth in broiler and saute onions and garlic 1-2 minutes until they are fragrant and translucent. Add beans the rest of the broth and 4 cups of water and bring to a boil. Add red pepper, oregano, smoked paprika, cumin and garlic powder and allow to simmer x 30 minutes.


PS Black beans are absolutely delicious. They are a great source of protein and complex carbohydrates. Black beans are low in calories, but are more filling than some other protein sources while providing a slow steady source of energy due to its high fiber content.

Black beans are great for the colon since their high fiber content help move things through the colon more readily and also improve cardiovascular disease. Have great taste and a strong heart. Enjoy!

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