Black Bean Soup with Roasted Poblanos

photoThis recipe is from page 68 of the November 2013 issue of Bon Appetit magazine. It is really spicy and really delicious. It makes 6 servings.







Black Bean Soup with Roasted Poblanos

2 poblano chiles
2 tablespoons raw shelled pumpkin seeds  (pepitas)
1 large dried pasilla or ancho chile, stemmed,  seeds removed
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
4 garlic cloves, peeled, crushed
1 (14.5-ounce) can fire-roasted or plain diced  tomatoes
4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
Kosher salt
2 (14.5-ounce) cans black beans, drained
1/2 cup crumbled queso fresco or feta
Lime wedges (for serving)

Preheat broiler. Broil poblano chiles on a foil-lined  baking sheet, turning occasionally, until blackened, 8–10 minutes. Transfer to a bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let steam 15 minutes. Peel, seed, and finely  chop.

Meanwhile, toast seeds in  a small dry skillet over medium-high heat, tossing occasionally, until golden,  about 5 minutes; transfer to a plate. Toast pasilla chile in same skillet until  slightly darkened and pliable, about 1 minute; transfer to plate.

Heat oil in a medium  saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring  occasionally, until onion is soft and golden brown, 8–10 minutes. Transfer to a  blender, add tomatoes and pasilla chile, and blend until smooth.

Return tomato mixture to  saucepan and cook over medium-high heat, stirring often, until thick, 6–8  minutes. Stir in broth; season with salt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and  simmer until soup is slightly thickened, 10–15 minutes. Stir in black beans and poblano chiles. Cook, stirring occasionally, until warmed through, about 5  minutes.

Serve soup topped with  queso fresco and pumpkin seeds, and with lime wedges alongside.

Per serving – Calories: 200, Fat: 7g, Sat. Fat: 2g, Carb: 29g, Fiber: 10g, Protein: 12 g


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