Friday, March 6, 2009

pumpkin black bean soup

This soup was wonderful! Perfect flavor, though not pretty to look at : )

  • 3 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (16 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 1/4 cups chopped onion
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 pound cubed cooked ham
  • 3 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  1. Pour 2 cans of the black beans into a food processor or blender, along with the can of tomatoes. Puree until smooth. Set aside.
  2. Melt butter in a soup pot over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, and season with salt and pepper. Cook and stir until the onion is softened. Stir in the bean puree, remaining can of beans, beef broth, pumpkin puree, and sherry vinegar. Mix until well blended, then simmer for about 25 minutes, or until thick enough to coat the back of a metal spoon. Stir in the ham, and heat through before serving.
I substituted apple cider vinegar for the sherry vinegar.


Sarah said...

This sounds very interesting. I have all the ingredients. I'm going to try it tonight. I'll let you know how it turns out.

Sarah said...

Turned out great! Tasted really good! We didn't add the ham and I still thought it was perfect.