This is a very comforting soup that gets its sparkle and spice from the fire roasted salsa and spicy Hungarian paprika. It is pure deliciousness!
Robby and I had some friends over for a build it yourself taco night. There was leftover Fire Roasted Salsa, so I made up this soup on the fly and boy oh boy did it turn out great! This soup is great on it’s own, but if you’re like me you’ll add some jack cheese and our Hot Sauce de Arbol y Ancho or Chalula.
Recipe: 4 – 6 servings
- 2 Cups Fire Roasted Salsa
- 4 1/2 Cups Cooked Black Bean
- 3 Cups Filtered Water
- 1/2 Red Onion
- 2 Cloves Garlic
- 1/3 Cup Dry White Wine (I used Albarino)
- 3 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 1/2 Teaspoons Spice Hungarian Paprika
- 1/4 Teaspoon Cumin
- 1 Teaspoon Sea Salt
Start by making the black beans, while they are cooking make the salsa. (this can be done the day before if you want)
Dice the onion and mince the garlic (or use a garlic press) then saute the onions, the garlic and olive oil on med heat until onions are soft and garlic is cooked good.
Add the wine, stir until wine is reduced and syrupy then set aside to cool.
Once the beans are cooked strain the liquid, (I save this to add back to the remaining beans) measure the beans and salsa and add to onions then put in to a food processor, blender or hand-held immersion blender and puree well. (you will need to do at least 2 batches in the food processor or blender)
Add to a soup pot and add paprika, cumin and salt.
You will have some beans and salsa left over for some burritos : )
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