Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Dinner last night

image via simply recipes

I made the most delicious soup for dinner last night- Mexican Black Bean. So, so good. Even Alan loved it, and he's usually anti-soup {I know, who is that guy? who doesn't like soup?} It was quick and easy, too. Best kind of dinner! Here's the recipe, from my Twelve Months of Monastery Soups cookbook {thanks again, Em}

1/4 cup olive oil                                                      
1 large yellow onion, chopped                                 
4 garlic cloves, minced                                                          
2 tomatoes, peeled and chopped (I used tinned)
2 15 oz. cans black beans
1 large potato, peeled and diced
7 cups water
1 bouillon cube
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1 tablespoon cumin
2 tablespoons lime juice
salt and pepper to taste
sour cream as garnish with freshly chopped cilantro all around

1. Pour the olive oil into a good-sized soup pot and saute the onion for 2 minutes. Add the garlic and tomatoes and continue to saute for another 2 minutes over medium heat, until it turns into a regular sauce. Stir often.

2. Add the beans from their cans with their juice, potatoes, water, and bouillon.  Bring the soup to a boil and then reduce the heat to low-medium. Cook slowly, covered, for about 20 minutes.

3. Add the cilantro, cumin, lime juice, salt and pepper. Stir well and continue cooking for another 10 minutes, turn off the heat and let the soup rest, covered, for 5 minutes. Serve hot and garnish each serving with a teaspoon of sour cream in the centre and freshly chopped cilantro all around it. 

I'd have liked to add some corn, strips of red pepper and some fresh cut tortilla chips, too, but didn't have any in the house. Next time, for sure... There will definitely be a next time!

PS: This is all related to my goal this week. Stay tuned as I get back on track with my weekly resolutions...


  1. dannon would love this soup. thanks for sharing! and hooray for weekly goals! :)

    ps - thanks for thinking of me today! the interview's at 5:30p, so i have all day to wait.

  2. I love soup receipes as it is something I often struggle with myself to come up with, thanks for sharing.

  3. Ooh, that sounds like a good one. I'll have to try it. Although I should have packed black beans in my suitcase I guess. Le sigh.

    Dear France,
    Please be better at stocking stuff a person needs to make Mexican-type food. Thank you.
    love Emily xoxo

  4. you know i LOVE me a good soup so thank you for sharing!!!

    us maxham's are getting good use out of the hearty soup recipe book you sent us as a housewarming.

    darling you! xoxo

  5. I'm so making this. For years I disliked beans -- there was something about their texture that I just couldn't deal with. But now that I know how good for me they are, I've been trying to find good recipes to teach me what to do with them.


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