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Potato Performance Black Bean Soup

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Potato Type: Reds
Cuisine: American
Prep Method: Boiled


SoupMain Dish

Prep Time

20 Mins

Cook Time

30 Mins


Serves 6 (1 cup per serving)


  • 1 cup sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded if desired and chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons avocado oil
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 15 oz. can or fresh diced tomatoes, with juice
  • 1 ½ lbs. small red potatoes, quartered
  • 1 15 oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon Cumin
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 green onions, chopped (optional)
  • ½ cup low-fat cheddar cheese (optional)


  1. In a large sauce pan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and jalapeno pepper and sauté until softened, about 3 minutes. Add garlic and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add vegetable broth, tomatoes, potatoes, black beans, salt and pepper increasing heat to high and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and cover, simmering for about 20 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.
  2. Cool slightly and transfer 1/3 mixture to a blender and carefully blend until smooth. Repeat with the remaining soup, 1/3 at a time or use an immersion blender instead.
  3. If soup is too thick, add water or broth a little at a time. If soup is too thin, return to medium heat and simmer, stirring often until desired consistency being careful not to burn.
  4. Top each bowl of soup with 1 1/2 Tablespoons low-fat cheddar cheese, and serve with green onion garnish


Time-Saving Tips:

  • Prepare a batch in advance and save in individual portions. This soup will improve when chilled and reheated and it freezes great.
  • Use an immersion blender for the quickest, safest way to puree any soup. Don’t have a blender? Eat as-is for a hearty chunky alternative.


  • Any potato will work here. Leave the skins on and cut into equal size pieces to ensure even cooking.
  • Top the soup with hot sauce and chopped sweet bell peppers for more flavor and texture.


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Recipe By: Chef Glenn Lyman, GCooks.com

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