Picante Black Bean Soup

Picante Black Bean Soup

Picante Black Bean Soup


Makes 6 to 8 servings


4 slices bacon
1 large onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, undrained
1 can (about 14 ounces) beef broth
1-1/4 cups water
3/4 cup picante sauce
1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
Sour cream
Crackers and additional picante sauce for serving


  1. Using scissors, cut through several slices of bacon at once, cutting into 1/2X1/2-inch pieces.
  2. Cook and stir bacon in large saucepan over medium-high heat until crisp. Remove with slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Set bacon aside.
  3. Add onion and garlic to drippings in saucepan; cook and stir 3 minutes.
  4. Add beans with liquid, broth, water, 3/4 cup picante sauce, salt to taste and oregano. Reduce heat to low. Simmer, covered, 20 minutes.
  5. Ladle into soup bowls; dollop with sour cream. Sprinkle with bacon. Serve with crackers and additional picante sauce.

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