Picante Black Bean Soup
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Makes: 6-8 servings
4 slices of bacon, diced
1 large onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
2 cans (15 oz. each) black beans, undrained
1 can (14 oz.) beef broth
1 1/4 cups water
3/4 cup Pace Picante Sauce
1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt, as desired
1/2 teaspoon oregano leaves crushed
Dairy sour cream or you can substitute plain yogurt for a healthier topping.
Cook bacon in 3-quart saucepan until crisp. Remove to paper towels with slotted spoon. Add onion and garlic to drippings; cook and stir 3 minutes.
Add beans, broth, water, Pace Picante Sauce, salt, and oregano.
Cover and simmer 20 minutes.
Ladle into soup bowls, dollop with sour cream (or plain yogurt), sprinkle with reserved bacon.