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a bowl of tex mex black bean soup

Tex-Mex Black Bean Soup

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  • 1 (1-pound) package Camellia Brand Black Beans
  • 6 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons butter or oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 3 ribs celery, diced
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons cumin
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt or seasoned salt to taste
  • 3 tablespoons vinegar
Total time:
2 hours, 30 minutes
Prep time:
30 minutes
Cook time:
2 hours


  1. Rinse and sort beans.
  2. Put six cups of water in large pot, cover, and bring to a boil. While water is heating, start step three.
  3. Add butter or oil to a heavy pot over medium-high heat. Add peppers, celery, and onions. Cook until onions are translucent, about 5-7 minutes. Add garlic, cumin, oregano, chili powder, and salt, reduce the heat to medium, and cook for another 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently.
  4. Add beans and boiling water to vegetable and seasoning mixture. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 1 1/2 - 2 hours, or until beans reach desired tenderness.
  5. Add vinegar, stir, taste for seasoning, and adjust to your liking.

Serving Suggestions: sour cream, sliced avocado, salsa, chopped cilantro, diced green onions, shredded cheese, corn tortillas or chips.

Ingredients used in this Recipe

garlic celery black beans vinegar onion bell pepper salt