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So easy and so tasty, I added some cumin and cilantro. Great to make after work. This is a soup where the sum of it's parts are much better than the individual ingredients. Will make again and again.
Super easy to throw together & my husband really enjoyed it!! For those that find the Rotel too spicy - use the mild version which is less spicey than the orginal. I used the Mexican Lime & Cilantro Rotel & I think that one isn't as spicy but also added extra flavor. My husband tasted it with just the ingredients listed and said it was wonderful. I then added cumin & chili powder for good measure. He didn't find it spicy at all and added extra jalapeno slices on top. I served with tortilla chips but serving with rice or alone would be great as well. Thanks for a quick satisfying soup!! Made for Healthy Choices Summer 2010!!
Nice, filling soup. It's very easy to make. At first, I made this as written and I felt it needed much more flavor. I added fresh minced garlic, onion and cumin and simmered longer. That made the flavor much better without making the recipe any more difficult. I garnished with fat free sour cream and chopped scallions. Cheese would be good, too. Thanx for posting this!
Fantastic, and so easy! I've been looking for a thick, hearty black bean soup recipe that wasn't full of fatty cream or cheese, and this delivered. I added about 1/4 cup sauteed minced onion, 1 tsp cumin and 2 tbsp lime juice. Next time I will double the cumin and maybe toss in some leftover rice. For the tomatoes, I used Muir Glen Organic fire-roasted tomatoes and green chiles, which added a nice smoky note.
I was pleased with how quick and easy this was! I did add sauteed onion to this as well as cumin, paprika, white pepper and garlic. I didn't have rotel, so I used a can of diced tomatoes and 1/2 a jar of medium salsa. I'll definitely make this again.
Very good, and sooo easy! Didn't have any hot peppers on hand so added chipotle, really great!
So easy - added chopped chipotle peppers in adobo to spice it up!
What a family pleaser! I did tweak the recipe a little bit by omitting the refried beans. I added a mirepoix blend (onion, carrots and celerly blend found in the frozen vegetable section), doubled up on the black beans, added 1 can of red beans, an 8 oz can of tomato sauce and some cumin seasoning. It was a nice quick meal and I had everything I needed in my pantry/freezer. My family topped the soup off with some shredded cheese and crushed frito's. I topped mine off with some fresh lime juice, avacodo and green onions...I just wish we had some left overs.
This is the best soup I've ever tasted! Didn't have to add any seasonings, it's quick to make and tastes yummy with a little kick!!! I'll make this again & again. I added a few crushed Tostido's to it right before serving.