Black Bean Soup

1/2 pound Black Label® Bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 cup chopped onion
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
1 1/4 cups water
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 (16-ounce) jar Smooth & Spicy Picante Sauce Mild
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons Chicken Instant Powder

1) In large saucepan, cook bacon, celery, onion and garlic over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 12 to 15 minutes or until bacon is crisp; drain.

2) Add beans, picante sauce, water, bouillon, red pepper flakes and black pepper to saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer, stirring occasionally, 25 to 30 minutes.

3) Stir cilantro into soup. Serve with dollops of sour cream, if desired


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