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Black Bean Soup

Black Bean Soup

If it was up to us, we'd change the word "super" to "souper." Why? Because "souper" is how we'd describe this tantalizing combination of CHI-CHI'S® Picante Sauce and HORMEL® BLACK LABEL® bacon.

Gluten Free:
Serving Size:
Total Time:
1 Hour
Preparation Time:
Under 15 minutes
Preparation Method:
Meal Occasion:
Lunch , Dinner
Level of Difficulty:
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This recipe is recommended for 6 servings
  • 1/2 pound HORMEL® BLACK LABEL® Bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (16-ounce) jar CHI-CHI'S® Smooth & Spicy Picante Sauce
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons HERB-OX® Chicken Instant Powder
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • Sour cream, if desired


  1. Makes 6 cups.


  1. In large saucepan, cook bacon, celery, onion and garlic over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 12 to 15 minutes or until bacon is crisp; drain.
  2. Add beans, picante sauce, water, bouillon, red pepper flakes and black pepper to saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer, stirring occasionally, 25 to 30 minutes.
  3. Stir cilantro into soup. Serve with dollops of sour cream.