Black Bean Soup

4 cans of black beans, drained

1 onion chopped

5 slices of bacon, chopped

1.5 Tbs minced garlic

1.5 cups of veggie broth

1 can of Rotel

2 big squirts of ketchup

a few dashes of Worcestershire sauce

1 Tbs chili powder

salt and pepper


For garnish (optional)

sour cream

green onion

avocado, sliced

fresh lime

fresh jalapeno, chopped, no seeds


In a large pot, cook the bacon for about 5-7 minutes. Add the onions and cook until they are translucent.  Drain the bacon grease. Add the garlic and cook for another minute. Add the broth, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, Rotel, and chili powder. Stir in the beans and bring to a boil. Season with salt and pepper. Slow simmer for an hour, stirring occasionally. Chop cilantro and add to the pot, allowing it to simmer an additional ten minutes. Garnish as desired.