Rating: 3 stars
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The secret ingredient in this high-protein soup? Charred jalapenos, which add a deep, smoky note to this meal-in-a-bowl.


Credit: Con Poulos

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35 mins
35 mins
Serves 4


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  • Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the poblano, garlic, all but ⅓ cup of the onion, ¾ teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper.

  • Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in the cumin.

  • Add the beans, lager, and ½ cup water. Mash some of the beans with a fork or potato masher. Bring to a boil.

  • Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the soup is slightly thickened, 6 to 8 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, heat broiler. Place the jalapeños on a broilerproof baking sheet and broil until charred, 2 to 3 minutes. Slice crosswise.

  • In a small bowl, toss the jalapeños with the cilantro, lime juice, remaining ⅓ cup onion and 2 teaspoons oil, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Serve with the soup.

Nutrition Facts

262 calories; fat 10g; saturated fat 1g; protein 9g; carbohydrates 33g; sugars 4g; fiber 10g; iron 3mg; calcium 68mg.