Black Bean Vegetable Soup

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons bacon grease or olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 6 cloves garlic, diced
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled or scrubbed, diced
  • 1 cup corn kernels (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 cup grated summer squash (fresh or frozen), excess water squeezed out or drained (if fresh, sprinkle with salt and let drain for 20 minutes)
  • 1/4 teaspoon finely minced habanero pepper (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/3 cup spicy red salsa
  • 3 cups cooked black beans (or 2, 15-ounce cans, rinsed)
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried cilantro, or 1/2 tablespoon fresh, chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • Fresh snipped chives, for garnish

Preparation

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