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Spicy Bean Soup

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Serves 4

A spicy, warming soup thats great for everyone to enjoy and simple to make.Great for cold weather lunches.

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  • For the Soup
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • 1 medium garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tsp dried cumin
  • 1 tsp dried corriander
  • A pinch of dried chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp mild chilli powder, plus a little extra to serve
  • 2x 420g cans Red Kidney beans in Chilli sauce or red kidney beans
  • 400g can chopped tomato
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 Knorr vegetable stock pot or stock cube
  • 150ml water
  • Handful corriander
  • creme fraiche, to serve


    1. Put the oil, onion and garlic in a large pan and sweat through for 5 mins. Then, off the heat add the chilli powder, cumin, chilli flakes and dried corriander.Stir well and then return to the heat.
    2. Add the chopped tomatoes, chilli beans, stock pot, tomato puree and half the corriander.Simmer for 10 minutes.
    3. Once simmered, blend with a stick blender until smooth.Add the amount of water required to make a consistency to your liking and stir through the remaining corriander.
    4. Heat through and serve with a blob of creme fraich and a sprinkling of chilli powder on each. Great with warmed ciabatta.

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5th Nov, 2015
Extremely easy to make and an absolute hit with our guest. Was also great the next day, even spicier. The recipe easily stretches to 5 adult portions. I made it vegan by swapping the crème fraiche for the Oatly imat fraiche.
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