Tuesday, February 4, 2014

That worked *crazy* good!

So, my recipe turned out AMAZING. I ended up adding just a little bit of cornstarch for thickening, and some corn. So. Good.

Here's the recipe if you want it. I used a crock pot and cooked it for a crazy long time on low. However, you probably don't need to cook it as long as I did.

Luka's Crazy Good Black Bean Soup
2 cans of black beans--one with juice, the other rinsed and drained
1 can of Rotel
1 can chicken broth
carrots, onions, celery--I used 3 stalks of celery, 1/2 of a medium onion, and 6 baby carrots but you can really use as much or as little as you want--if you want to use at all
1 pack of taco seasoning
garlic powder
1 TBSP corn starch
1/2 cup corn (either canned or frozen)
1 tsp sugar (optional but I used it to offset the acidity)

Saute carrots, onions and celery until slightly tender. Add black beans, Rotel, and chicken broth. Use a potato masher to smoosh up the beans. Add taco seasoning, garlic powder (to taste), a pinch of salt, and sugar. Cook on low heat, or put in crock pot. I cooked it for about 18 hours on low, but you could achieve the same results by cooking on the stove top with a low simmer for a shorter period of time.

The broth will remain kind of thin, but you can mix the cornstarch with a little bit of cold water until blended, then stir into the soup. I would suggest doing this 30 minutes to 1 hour before eating. If you are cooking on a stovetop, you will want to stir more often after this step to prevent it from burning. This is also when I added the corn. Continue to cook until you are ready to eat. The cornstarch will thicken it up beautifully.

I topped it with a dab of greek yogurt and a sprinkle of shredded parmesan cheese.

If you try it, let me know how it worked for you!


  1. The recipe is really quite similar to the chicken tortilla soup recipe, but sounds good! Seasoned black beans or plain?

  2. Oh, I'm so trying it. I think I have all of that currently in my house. Dinner tomorrow night...and I start it tonight? Yes please!

    How much does this make?