Sam's Fresh Salsa Black Bean Soup
A healthy black bean soup recipe that is super easy to make because Sam’s Fresh Salsa does all of the chopping! Cuban spices give added flavor to this incredibly flavorful and delicious electric pressure cooker soup.
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HOW TO MAKE BLACK BEAN SOUP IN ELECTRIC PRESSURE COOKER
You don’t need to chop! Sam’s Fresh Salsa is doing the work for you; now it is so easy to make Black Bean Soup. Sam’s Salsa is packed with tomatoes, red onions, green bell pepper, garlic, and cilantro; perfect base for black bean soup.
Sort through dry black beans in a colander.
Rinse black beans in water.
Saute Sam’s fresh salsa in an electric pressure cooker for 2 minutes.
Add Cuban spices to the salsa; chili powder, coriander, garlic, cumin, smoked paprika, and ancho powder. Sautéing the spices enhances their aromatic flavors!
Add dry black beans and liquid. That liquid can be chicken broth or veggie broth.
Lastly, apple cider is added to add acid and agave syrup to give a hint of sweet to balance the earthy notes in the spices and black beans.
Turn the electric pressure cooker onto the soup/broth mode or set it at 45 minutes of high heat. After the cooking time is over the pressure releases for about 25 minutes to help the beans soften to perfection.
Finally, your beans are soft! Now it’s time to remove about 1 1/2 cups of beans off to use on top of the blended black bean soup.
Blend the remaining ingredients in a blender or use an immersion blender in the pressure cooker. I taste the soup at this point and adjust the seasoning, if needed.
Toppings for Black Bean Soup
I tried the black bean soup with queso fresco then tried it with shredded Mexican Blend Cheese. I really enjoyed the Mexican Blend Cheese on top, especially when I dipped and chomped on a few tortilla chips.
Another topping I think is super delish is the mix of Sam’s Salsa fresher with green onions and cilantro. On the contrary, I dolloped some sour cream on the black bean soup but it didn’t do magic. So that topping is up to you.
Other Black Bean topping I have noticed on the “gram” make that the instagram are
Sautéed onions, crispy onions, shoestring potatoes, microgreens, and sriracha cream.
Can Black Soup be Made with Canned Black Beans
Of course, black bean soup can be made with canned black beans. In this case, I blend 1 can of black beans with broth, and use the other can of black beans to bulk the soup up. Why I prefer to use dry black beans is that I have more control over the flavor and the sodium.
Black Bean Soup Storage Tips
Black Bean Soup can be stored in the refrigerator for four or five days. The soup can be frozen. The soup reheats well in the covered in the microwave.
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Salsa Black Bean Soup
Contest Sponsor: Sam’s Fresh Salsa
Prep: 7 minutes Cook: 50 minutes Serves: 6
1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/4 cup Sam’s Fresh Medium Salsa
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon ground coriander
1 tablespoon granulated garlic
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon ancho powder
1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
4 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth
2 cups water
2 tablespoons apple cider
1/2 tablespoon agave syrup, honey or brown sugar
14 ounces dry black beans
Additional water for blending soup
2 teaspoon sea salt
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/2 cup Sam’s Fresh Medium Salsa
1 green onion, chopped
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro, or per taste
Cheese: Queso Fresco or shredded Mexican Blend
Turn the electric pressure cooker on“Sauté”. Add oil and heat until warm. Add Sam’s fresh salsa, and all of the spices. Cook for 2 minutes.
Add chicken broth and 2 cups of water, and stir until mixed well. Place the lid on the pot and lock the lid. Close the pressure vent and select “Soup/Broth” for 45 minutes on high pressure.
Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 25 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. With a slotted spoon transfer, 1 1/2 beans out of the pot, and set aside.
Add 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt. Use an immersion blender to blend the beans in the pot until thick and creamy. Add 1 cup of water or enough water to thin the soup to your desired consistency. Reheat if necessary on the stovetop or electric pressure cooker.
In a small bowl, mix Sam’s salsa, scallion, and cilantro.
Ladle soup into a soup tureen or individual bowls. Add the reserved black beans. Sprinkle with shredded cheese or crumbled queso fresco, and top with Sam’s Salsa with added green onion and cilantro. Garnish with lime slices.
If you want texture to your bean soup, remove 1 cup of beans with a slotted spoon and return to the pot after blending.
*Dry Black Beans don’t have to be soaked before when cooked in an electric pressure cooker!
*Adjust the spices to your liking in this healthier, easy-to-make black bean soup that freezes well.