Date: Sun, 20 Feb 2000 19:46:31 -0800
From: Kathleen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I adapted this recipe to be fatfree and served it with fresh whole wheat
bread and fresh cut up fruit.
* Exported from MasterCook *
Black Bean & Chipotle Soup
Recipe By : Moosewood Restaurant Daily Special, page 70
Serving Size : 4 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Beans And Legumes Soups And Stews
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1/4 cup red wine
2 cups chopped onions
4 garlic cloves -- minced or pressed
2 cups peeled and diced carrots
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped green bell peppers
3 cups cooked black beans
(two 15-ounce cans undrained) *
1/2 dried chipotle pepper
OR 1 canned chipotle pepper in adobo
2 cups chopped fresh tomatoes
undrained canned tomatoes -- (14-ounce can)
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup water
sour cream -- (optional)
OR Jalapeno Cream -- (optional)
(see separate recipe)
chopped fresh cilantro -- (optional)
KMS note: I added two cups of veggie broth because the dish seemed to need
more liquid to be a soup. I used red wine instead of oil.
*1 cup dried black beans will yield about 3 cups cooked.
**These spicy hot, smoky peppers are available in the produce sections of
well- stocked supermarkets. If using dried chipotle, remove it before
serving. If using canned chipotle, choose one that can be packed into a
teaspoon measure. It will disintegrate as the soup cooks. We recommend La
Torre brand canned chipotles in adobo sauce, which is a thick, spicy tomato
Serves 4 to 6. Yields 8 cups. Preparation time: 25 to 35 minutes.
Simmering time: 20 minutes
How surprising-the wonderful smoky flavor of even a tiny chipotle pepper
can pervade a thick, hearty bean soup loaded with vegetables. It's the
perfect counterpoint to the mellow black beans.
The best sidekick for this soup in a Daily Special is a bright-tasting
salad with the bite of bitter greens or the acidity of tomatoes or citrus.
Warm the red wine in a nonreactive soup pot. Saute the onions and garlic
in the wine for about 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until the onions are
translucent. Add the carrots and cumin and cook on medium heat, stirring
often, for a few minutes. Add the celery and bell peppers, lower the heat,
cover, and cook for about 10 minutes. Add the beans, chipotle, tomatoes,
orange juice, and water and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes (see Notes).
If you're not using canned beans, add 1/2 cup of bean-cooking liquid or
If desired, garnish each serving with a dollop of sour cream or Jalapeno
Cream and a sprinkling of cilantro.
Note: To save time, prepare the carrots, celery, and bell peppers while the
onions cook. Just remember to stir the onions in between chopping!
If using fresh tomatoes, you may want to simmer the soup for an additional
MENU IDEAS: Tomato flowers, Five-Herb Salad, Florida Salad with Ginger
Dressing, Kiwi, Orange & Baby Greens, and Southern Wheat-free Cornbread.