Santa Fe Black Bean Soup

  • Preparation 20 MIN
    Cooking 30 MIN
  • Servings 8
  • Freezes



  1. In a large saucepan, sauté the onion and pepper in the oil over medium heat. Add the garlic. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes while stirring.
  2. Add the broth, tomatoes and cumin. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Add the beans and corn. Simmer for 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. While the soup simmers, cook the sausages in a skillet over medium heat for about 10 minutes. Cut into 1-cm (1/4-inch) slices. Add the sausage and cilantro to the soup. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Garnish each serving with sour cream and cilantro, if desired.


Capsaicin, a substance contained in peppers, is very irritating to the eyes and skin. It is strongly recommended to handle peppers with gloves. You can replace the merguez sausage with chorizo, which is a pork sausage seasoned with chili; mild or spicy. These Spanish and South American sausages can be found fresh or dried and smoked. Longaniza Portuguese sausage is another version.

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Nutrition Facts

For 1 serving

With 30% less-sodium commercial broth

Content % Daily Value
Calories 380  
Total Fat 16 g  
Saturated Fat 5 g  
Sodium (salt) 1170 mg  
Carbohydrates 44 g  
Fibre 10 g  
Protein 19 g