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Brazilian Black Bean Soup
from Katha

Saw this on another recipe site.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cups onions, chopped
  • 8 cloves garlic, chopped & divided
  • 1-2 carrots, diced
  • 3 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 (15 1/2 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed & drained
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper, more if you like it spicer
  • soy cream (optional)

Heat oil in large sauce pan over medium heat.

Add onion, half of the garlic and carrots. Season with cumin.

Cook stiring until onion& carrots are tender.

Stir in remaining garlic,& the red pepper. Continue cooking till tender.

Add beans,water broth,and orange juice. Season with cayenne.

Place 1/2 or more of mixture in blender or food processor.

Process until smooth. Return puree to pan.

Simmer 10-15 minutes to blend flavors Serve in Bowls.

Garnish with sour cream.

Serves 6.