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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.

Try our Shady Side Farm | Black Turtle Certified Organic Dry Beans with this recipe!

Mike's Black Bean Soup

Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine Mexican


  • 2 cups dry Black Turtle beans
  • 1 lb. ground beef, browned with 1 chopped 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


  • 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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