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Dad's Black Bean Soup

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“My dad has been making this soup for years. It's easy to prepare and really delicious I began using turkey Italian sausage to make it a little healthier, regular Italian sausage was in the original. It has been in my private recipe box for a while, I decided to post when my decidedly anti-bean 9 year old ate two bowls!”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Add 1-2 TBSP oil to pan. Brown sausage with onions and garlic. (If you do not have fresh oregano, add 1-2 tsp dried oregano in this step.).
  2. Stir in black beans (undrained), broth and crushed fennel seed. ( I crush seeds with a mortar and pestle or in the spice grinder.).
  3. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cover.
  4. Simmer 15-20 minutes. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
  5. Stir in tomatoes and oregano and heat thoroughly.
  6. Combine red pepper and sour cream.
  7. Top each bowl with a dollop of spiced sour cream.
  8. Notes- I use low fat/ low sodium beef broth. Fire roasted diced tomatoes or Rotel tomatoes work wonderfully. I add the tomatoes at the end because I find they break down too much otherwise, if you like your tomatoes more broken down add them with the beans.

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