Last Night’s Dinner 09.20.11


This will be the most delicious black bean soup you will ever make. It is so freakin’ good. I would eat it every day if I could! Perfect for these cooler fall temperatures that are starting to settling around New England. Mmmmmmmmmm!

1 tsp Ex Olive Oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
Red Pepper Flakes
2 cups Vegetable broth
3 cans (15.5 oz each) Black Beans, undrained
1 can (14.5 oz) Diced Tomatoes (I used the Green chillies kind)
2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled, diced 1/2-inch
2 Tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 Tbsp Cocoa Mix
2 Tbsp Honey
1 1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cumin
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
Salt and pepper to taste

1. Heat oil in medium stockpot on medium-high.
2. Add peppers & onions and red pepper flakes. Cook, stirring, 3-4 min until soft, but not browned.
3. Add broth, beans and liquid, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, vinegar, garlic, cocoa powder, honey, chili powder, cumin, and cinnamon.
4. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer on low, uncovered, 25-30 min or until beans are tender.
5. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve with some cornbread! Mmmmm!

Original recipe found here.

  1. Yum! It’s even vegan without the cheese. Definitely going to make this. Yum! xo, rv

  2. Looks really delicious, great job!

  3. That sounds wonderful…I am definitely going to have to try it for myself!

  4. This is great! I’m going to be leaving the 518 for a bit to campaign in Virginia and this will be perfect for the long hours at the campaign office!

  5. love this- need to try it!


  6. that looks super yummy, i am going to have to try this recipe! thanks for sharing.

  7. YUM! Looks great

  8. I was thinking about maybe making this and then I saw the cocoa ingredient, now I definitely have to make this!

  9. mmmmm. black bean soup & rice with cornbread is my husband’s favorite meal. i add carrots and celery too for even more nutrients, but hadn’t thought to add tomatoes. that’ll really stretch it!

  10. Y U M !

    Inspiring me to make black bean soup for the first time!

    Virginie ♥

  11. Wow – that looks delicious! One of my fave things about the blogging community is sharing recipes so I always have something new to try! I can’t wait to make this one!

  12. mmmmm. black bean soup & rice with cornbread is my husband’s favorite meal. i add carrots and celery too for even more nutrients, but hadn’t thought to add tomatoes. that’ll really stretch it!

  13. This sounds and looks SO delicious! I LOVE any kind of bean soup, and this one sounds perfect for the fall!

  14. The perfect fall soup. I may eat it every day…

  15. Oh that looks so yummy….

  16. Oh YUM…i am gonna have to try this!!

  17. Omg as soon I saw the picture I instantly got SUPER hungry and started drooling. AHHH!!!

  18. hi Jen!

    Thanks for the great recipe. I made it last night and served it with cornbread. Very tasty!

  19. This looks so good! About how many servings does it make?

  20. YES! I am totally going to make this later this week. has all my favourite ingredients! 🙂

  21. I just made this soup. Soooo good. One of the best soups I’ve ever made. Absolutely love hte cocoa in it. Yum!

  22. I can’t remember if I posted a comment here or not… but this soup is amazing. I made it and have been sharing the recipe with friends. Thanks Jen!

  23. i know you posted this weeks ago, but i finally made it and i had to come back and say WOW. seriously amazing. i’ve eaten the leftovers two days in a row and i’m not tired of it yet. this is a new staple in my house.

  24. Loved this recipe.. added one tablespoon of Chinese chili sauce for an added kick. Thanks so much for sharing!!

  25. I made this soup tonight and I made it with a slight twist. Instead of using olive oil I used bacon/bacon grease to cook onions. I used a yellow and orange sweet potatoes and let me tell you. I thought my moms bean soup was the best but this blew it out of the water! This is an absolutely amazing recipe ! I plan on making this quite often. Thanks for the amazing recipe!

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