Black Bean Soup with Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

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Nov. 10, 2011


Tomatillos 1 Pound
Extra virgin olive oil
Pasilla/Anaheim peppers 2
Red onion 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , finely chopped
Cilantro leaves 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) , chopped
Garlic 2 Teaspoon , finely chopped
Lime juice 2 Tablespoon
Chipotle pepper puree 1 Teaspoon
Dried black beans 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Chicken stock 8 Cup (128 tbs)
Ham hock 1
Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
Onion 1 Medium , chopped
Carrot 1 Medium , chopped
Stalk celery 1 Medium , chopped
Garlic 1 Tablespoon , finely chopped
Canned tomatoes 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Tomato paste 2 Teaspoon
Ground coriander 2 Teaspoon
Cumin seeds 2 Teaspoon , toasted and ground
Paprika 2 Teaspoon
Cayenne 1 Teaspoon
Lime juice 3 Tablespoon
Cilantro 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) , chopped



1) Lightly brush the husked tomatillos with oil.

2) In a heated cast-iron skillet, roast the tomatillos over a medium-high heat, until softened and lightly charred.

3) Roughly chop the tomatillos, then tranfer into a bowl with just a little liquid.

4) Roast the chiles over an open flame or in an oven broiler until their skins are dark and blistered.

5) Transfer in a paper or plastic bag, close and keep aside for 5 to 10 minutes.

6) Peel the chiles under running water, halve, discard the seeds and stem.

7) Finely chop the chiles and transfer into a bowl.


8) Stir in the onion, cilantro leaves, garlic, lime juice and chipotle pepper puree.

9) In a pot, add the beans, chicken stock and ham hock wrapped in cheesecloth.

10) Bring to a simmer, cover and cook for 2 to 2 1/2 hours, until the beans are softened.

11) In a frying pan, saute the onion, carrot and celery in olive oil over a medium-low heat, until the onions are golden and caramelized.

12) Stir in the garlic in the last few minutes of cooking.

13) Stir the onion mixture, drained chopped tomatoes, tomato paste and spices into the beans.

14) Simmer for another 1 hour, then remove the ham hock.

15) Cool and remove all the meat from the ham hock, chop finely and keep aside.


16) In a food processor bowl, puree the soup in batches.

17) Stir the chopped meat into the soup.

18) Season with salt and pepper to taste, then add the lime juice.

19) Reheat the soup if required, then stir in the chopped cilantro.


20) Ladle into soup bowls, top with the sour cream and serve the Black Bean Soup with Roasted Tomatillo Salsa immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 210 Minutes
Ready In: 210 Minutes
Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 733Calories from Fat 332

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 37 g56.9%

Saturated Fat 9 g45%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 562 mg23.42%

Total Carbohydrates 66 g22%

Dietary Fiber 13 g52%

Sugars 11 g

Protein 38 g76%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet