so my friend cassie had left me a link on the cpv facebook page to try FatFreeVegan’s Smoky Refried Bean Soup a while back. it looked really easy and good, and i love refried and black beans. this is my adaptation below. : )
Spicy Black Bean Soup
olive oil for misting pot
1 large onion, chopped
3 – 4 cloves garlic, minced
1 bell pepper, chopped (i used red.)
about 3 c. vegetable broth
1 14-ounce can tomatoes, drained
15 oz. can refried beans (i used pinto)
2 – 15 oz. cans black beans, drained and rinsed
15 oz. can corn kernels, drained
1/2 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. paprika
1 tbsp. chili powder
1 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 tsp. dried cilantro
salt and pepper, to taste
1. Spray a large pot with olive oil and heat to medium. Add onions, and let them soften for a few minutes. Add bell pepper, and stir occasionally for about 2 minutes. Add garlic and let cook another minute.
2. Add all other ingredients, and bring up to a boil. Lower heat and simmer, covered, for about 30 minutes, so that all flavors combine.
Enjoy! I served mine over some red quinoa! Yum!