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August 28, 2011

Cookbook Review: Bart's Black Bean Soup for Two from Taste of Home Down Home Cooking for One or Two

I'm really trying to use my cookbooks more, since I have shelves and shelves filled with them. But I usually find most of my recipes from the internet... professional websites and food blogs, and tend to neglect my cookbook stash. So I'm trying to change that! The first cookbook I decided to test recipes from was Taste of Home's Down Home Cooking for One or Two, and I already told you about the Chili for Two that we made from that cookbook. Well here's the second recipe from there... Bart's Black Bean Soup for Two.

Fall is quickly approaching, and I've got a comforting soup recipe for you. While we weren't exactly blown away by this soup, it was decent for a quick, meatless meal. PJ thought it reminded him too much of a ninja stew his dad used to make him growing up. Since he wasn't really impressed, we probably won't be making this again.


Bart's Black Bean Soup for Two
adapted from Taste of Home's Down Home Cooking for One or Two

* Yields 4 servings
  • 1.5 cups black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1.5 cup chicken stock
  • 2/3 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup whole kernel corn, drained
  • 2 dashes of hot sauce
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tbsp chopped green onions
  • sour cream, optional
In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the first 5 ingredients. Cover and microwave on high for 2 minutes, then stir and heat 2 more minutes, then stir and heat for another minute. Pour into two serving bowls. Drizzle each with lime juice. Sprinkle with cheese and green onions. Top with a dollop of sour cream, if desired.

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Rating: 2 out of 5 forks

You can definitely spruce it up with some sliced avocado, because avocado makes everything better. And don't forget to top it with some sour cream, because sour cream makes everything better too :) I hope you like it more than we did!

Peace, and bacon grease!


Faith said...

i've never had black bean soup ... can you believe it? looks delicious and i just might have to change that!

Chris said...

It looks like a good "base" recipe to me. I know you weren't wowed by it but if you added some chopped grilled chicken and some taco seasoning I bet it would rock.

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