Black Bean Chili/Soup (Vegetarian or Not)

Inspired by Panera black bean soup, and Panera associate secret recipe/additions. Make vegetarian or with shredded chicken.


  1. 3 cans black beans
  2. 1 can vegetable broth
  3. 6 oz can of tomato paste
  4. 1/2-1 onion
  5. 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  6. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  7. 1 tablespoon salt
  8. 1/2 tablespoon of lemon juice (didn #39 t try)
  9. 1 tomatoes (optional)
  10. 1 avocados (optional)
  11. chopped cilantro (optional)
  12. Tabasco (optional)


  1. Change Boil chicken to make shredded chicken (If not making vegetarian)
  2. Change Use olive oil to sautéed chopped onion and garlic in a soup size pot
  3. Change Add black beans vegetable broth tomato paste and salt Optional – lemon juice Boil
  4. Change Pour about 2/3 into food processor leave beans in pot
  5. Change Blend and stir back in pot with left over beans in pot
  6. Change Optional – add shredded chicken
  7. Change Add Tabasco tomato avocado and cilantro

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