Source: CanolaInfo Test Kitchen | Category: Soups & Stews

Black Bean and Chorizo Soup

This hearty bean soup will warm you up on a cold winter day.

Black Bean and Chorizo Soup


  • 1 Tbsp canola oil 15 mL
  • 1/2 onion, cubed
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tomato, deseeded and chopped
  • 1 ancho chile, seeded, soaked in hot water
  • 1 pasilla pepper, seeded, soaked in hot water
  • 1 (19 oz/540 mL) can black beans
  • 1 bouquet garni (1 Tbsp/15 mL each dried cilantro, oregano, marjoram wrapped in cheesecloth)*
  • 1 lime, halved
  • 4 cup chicken broth 1 L
  • 2 Tbsp mezcal or tequila 30 mL    
  • Salt to taste
  • 6 Tbsp chorizo, fried and crumbled 90 mL
  • 6 Tbsp low-fat buttermilk 90 mL
  • *Cook’s notes: Bouquet garni is a bundle of herbs used to prepare soup, stock and various stews. The bouquetis boiled with other ingredients, but removed prior to consumption. To make the bouquet, use 1Tbsp (15 mL) each of dried cilantro, oregano and marjoram and place in cheesecloth to form abundle.


  • 1. In deep pan or pot, heat canola oil at high heat and add onion. Sauté until brown and add garlic. Reduce heat to medium. Stir in tomatoes and peppers. Cook 15 minutes, stirring constantly to avoid burning.
  • 2. Combine black beans, bouquet garni, limes and broth with mixture. Cook 5 minutes. Add mezcal or tequila, salt and discard lime halves and herbs. Cook 10 minutes. Blend and season to taste.
  • 3. Garnish with buttermilk and chorizo.Yield: 10 servings. 1/2 cup (125 mL) servings.
  • Tip: If too thick, add more broth to this preparation.


10 servings

serving size

1/2 cup (125 mL) servings.

nutritional analysis

Per Serving

Total Fat7 g
Saturated Fat2 g
Cholesterol10 mg
Carbohydrates18 g
Fiber6 g
Protein10 g
Sodium310 mg