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black bean and ham soup with garnishes on top

Black Bean Soup with Ham

Pam
Black Bean Ham Soup is a great way to use leftover ham, but the meat can be left out for a delicious vegetarian version.
5 from 7 votes
Servings 6 people
Calories 296 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil extra virgin
  • ¾ cup onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1.5-2 cups ham diced (leave out for vegetarian version)
  • 1 lime zested and juiced
  • 3 cans black beans (15 oz.)
  • 2 cups chicken stock use vegetable stock for vegetarian version
  • 1 can tomatoes and chili peppers Rotel brand is our favorite (10 ounce)
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce adjust according to preference
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions
 

  • In a large pot, heat oil over medium to medium-high heat. 
  • Add onion and saute' until soft, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Add garlic, and saute' additional minute.
  • Add ham and saute' additional minute.
  • Stir in lime zest, beans (including liquid), stock, tomatoes (including juice), hot sauce and cumin. Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to simmer and let simmer for 45 minutes. 
  • Partially mash the beans with potato masher to thicken.
  • Add the lime juice and salt and pepper if needed. 
  • Garnish with your choice of sour cream, cilantro, diced tomatoes, diced jalapenos, parsley, crushed corn chips. 

Notes

Substitute vegetable stock or broth for the chicken broth and leave out ham for a vegetarian version. 

Nutrition

Calories: 296kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 21gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 1328mgPotassium: 910mgFiber: 16gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 97IUVitamin C: 16mgCalcium: 107mgIron: 5mg
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