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Mike's Black Bean Soup

This Mexican-style soup is a real hit in our household! It has a healthy kick to it, so you can make it as spicy as you’d like. Serve with sour cream for a creamier texture.

Mike's Black Bean Soup

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups dry Black Turtle beans
  • 1 lb. ground beef browned with 1 chopped medium onion
  • 1 pint 16 oz. salsa (choose your heat)
  • 1 pint 16 oz. tomato juice
  • 1-2 cups water
  • 2 Tbsp. concentrated lemon juice
  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • 1 bell pepper chopped
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 Tbsp. red pepper flakes adjust to taste
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup sour cream

Instructions
 

  • Soak and cook black beans until fork tender; drain. Combine beans and browned, drained ground beef with other ingredients and simmer for 30-60 additional minutes. Serve with sour cream and cheese if desired.
  • This soup has a healthy kick to it, so adjust to taste.

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