This hearty, delicious comfort soup is a snap to make and serves two. The addition of the salad and the crusty bread will make for a great dinner.

Tasting Notes

Hearty, rich, with a bit of heat and smoke, this simple soup will tickle your taste buds.

What You Need

1 large onion.

One medium-sized Chorizo, a Spanish sausage with great flavours, slightly smoked, with some chilli’s in it to give it some heat.

1 can of black beans.

1 clove of garlic.

6 tablespoons olive oil.

1 teaspoon cumin.

1 teaspoon salt.

11/2 cup chicken stock or broth.

1 baguette

1 large tomato.

2 medium-sized balls of Mozarella.

6 basil leaves.

Method

Slice your tomato into medium-thick slices, salt and pepper to taste. Slice your Mozarella into thin slices and put on top of the cut-up tomato, add a few basil leaves and sprinkle three spoons of the olive oil on top.

Take your baguette, cut in half, brush olive oil on both sides, add salt and pepper. Place in a pre-heated oven of 425 degrees for around 10 minutes, till the baguette is nice and brown. Then cut up into slices. 

Open your black beans and rinse under cold water.

Put your olive oil in a medium pot and heat up the oil on medium heat.

Cut your Chorizo into half and cut up into small pieces.

Also slice and dice your onion into small pieces.

Take your garlic clove and cut up into small pieces.

Once the oil is hot add your cut-up Chorizo to the pot. Cook for five minutes or so till the Chorizo is nice and browned.

Now add your onions, cook for another five minute, stirring them around every once in a while.

Watch your pot so the mixture does not burn.

Then add your garlic and cook for one minute.

Now add your black beans, salt and cumin.

Stir around and cook for about four minutes.

Now add your chicken stock, bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes.

Presto, your soup is ready.

Easy and delish.