Foodie Friday: Black Bean Bacon Soup

Today has been a slightly cooler day and I’ve been hooked on Kitchen Nightmares (the US version) so I decided to make something flavorful and comforting.  It was also an exciting day today because for the past few days my kitchen sink hasn’t been draining and I haven’t had the chance to get it fixed till now.  Which also means, no intense cooking till now. The  Quesadilla has been my best friend.

So here I am, belly full, and happy.  The best part is: there are leftovers!

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Ingredients:

1/2 White Onion

2-3 Cloves Garlic

4 Strips of Bacon

1/2 Red Bell Pepper

1 1/2 Tbsp Cumin

1 1/2 Tbsp Paprika

1 1/2Tbsp Chili Powder

1 tsp Salt

2 Cans Black Beans

2 Cups Water

Chop the onion and garlic and saute over medium-high in a large pot with about 1 Tbsp of oil.  Chop bacon into 1/2 inch chunks.  When onion looks translucent add bacon and stir.  Chop bell pepper into small pieces.  When bacon is cooked, it’ll be lighter pink, add bell pepper, cumin, paprika, chili powder, and salt.  Stir and let cook for about 1 minute.  Drain and rinse the beans, then add to the pot along with water.  Stir and reduce to low heat.  Let simmer for about 10 minutes.  Serve with tortillas or cornbread.

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