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Lone Star Steakhouse Black Bean Soup Recipe
Lone Star Steakhouse Black Bean Soup
By Todd Wilbur

Recipe Type: Soup
Calories: 189
Cook Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Recipe Rating: 4.7 (3 reviews)

This restaurant boasts a unique "Texas roadhouse" ambiance. When you walk into any Lone Star restaurant, the first thing you'll notice is the crackling peanut shells beneath your feet. When you're seated you get your own free bucket of peanuts to munch on, and you'll just flip the shells onto the wood plank floors. Western music plays over the speakers, and every hour or so the waitstaff breaks into a funky little honky tonk line dance next to your table while the crunching peanut shells add a unique percussion element.

The spicy black bean soup is a popular item on the Lone Star menu. Here's a way to make a version of your own that can be served as an appetizer or as a meal in itself. It's great with a garnish of freshly diced red onion, jalapenos, and sour cream on top.

Source: "Top Secret Restaurant Recipes" by Todd Wilbur.

2 15-ounce cans black beans (with liquid)
1/4 cup diced red onion
2 teaspoons chopped pickled jalapeno slices (nacho slices)
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon cider or wine vinegar
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon chili powder

4 teaspoon chopped red onion
6 to 8 jalapeno slices
1 tablespoon sour cream

1. Pour the canned beans along with the liquid into a medium saucepan. Add the remaining soup ingredients and mix.

2. Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer, covered, for 1 hour, adding water if necessary or until it's as thick as you like.

3. Serve each bowl of soup with a garnish of red onion, jalapeno slices, and sour cream arranged carefully in the center of the soup.

This soup is also very good with a bit of choppped fresh cilantro added to it while simmering and/or as a garnish. You may want to try some shredded Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese on top as well.

Favorite Black Bean Soup Recipe
Submitted on: 03/22/14
I've been making this soup ever since it came out in the Top Secret Recipes book. It's my favorite black bean soup recipe, and it's SO easy!
Submitted on: 11/28/13
This came out pretty good, even though I couldn't find my cider vinegar (replaced it with a bit of white vinegar and some juice from the pickled jalapenos). I also dropped the cayenne and used no-salt-added pinto beans instead of black beans. The leftovers made a great base for chili. :D
Black Bean Soup - so good
Submitted on: 10/17/13
I have used this recipe for years. I got it from the book. I get so many people asking me to make this and for the recipe. I will also sometimes thicken the soup up and use it as a dip. I usually double or triple the recipe because kids and adults love it so much. Thank you!!