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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.

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Mbcooker January 20, 2013

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!

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*Parsley* January 25, 2012

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!!

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Mindelicious August 13, 2010

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.

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MN_SpiceHunter October 11, 2009

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.

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Bubbles M. February 12, 2009

Very good, and sooo easy! Didn't have any hot peppers on hand so added chipotle, really great!

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Saline the Lemon Queen December 18, 2011

So easy - added chopped chipotle peppers in adobo to spice it up!

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Brooke the Cook in WI December 17, 2011

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.

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weebels July 02, 2011

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.

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msknitter50 May 12, 2011
5 Ingredient Soup