10 slices bacon finely chopped ▢4 tsp minced garlic ▢1 (14.5 oz) can reduced-sodium chicken broth ▢1 1/2 cups canned chopped tomatoes ▢2 TB ketchup ▢2 tsp Worcestershire sauce ▢1 TB chili powder ▢4 (15.5 oz) can black beans drained but not rinsed ▢kosher salt ▢freshly ground black pepper ▢1 bunch cilantro ▢juice of 1/2 lime ▢Sour cream, scallions, and cheese, for garnish


Step - 1

Cook bacon for about 5 minutes over medium heat in a large saucepan. Add the garlic and saute until it becomes aromatic.     

Chili powder, broth, tomatoes, sauce, and Worcestershire should be added. After incorporating the beans, bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat from bubbling to a simmer for approximately ten minutes.    

Step - 2

While the soup is simmering, remove and coarsely chop the cilantro fronds. Simmer the cilantro-infused broth for an additional five minutes, or until it has thickened. Lime juice is added while seasoning with pepper and salt.    

Step - 3

Garnish with fresh cilantro, limes, sour cream, cheese, and avocados before serving warm.  

Step - 4

During soup season, this hearty, flavorful black bean broth is effortless to prepare. It reaches the table in less than an hour.  

Step - 5

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