Monday, February 15, 2010

Spicy Black Bean & Smoked Sausage Soup

What a surprise... another soup!

I don't know how this happened, this soup making obsession of mine. I guess because it's a good excuse to have grilled cheese sandwiches!


2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, drained and divided
2 1/2 cups chicken broth or water, divided
8 ounces smoked sausage, diced
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cups diced yellow onion
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 garlic clove, minced

Place 1 cup beans and 1/2 cup water in a food processor and process until smooth. Heat olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the onion, sauté until soft. Add sausage, cook until browned. Add bean puree, remaining beans, 2 cups water or broth, chili powder and next 4 ingredients. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes stirring occasionally.

Yield: 4 servings

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