You are here: Home » Recipes » Black Bean with Tomato and Cilantro Soup Black Bean with Tomato and Cilantro Soup Recipe by Compass GroupKitchen Tested Yield 8 servings Prep 5 mins Cook 20 mins Bacon and beans work together to make a flavor-rich main-dish soup. PrintEmail Ingredients 1 cup diced bacon1/2 cup diced onion1/2 cup diced red bell pepper1 tablespoon chopped garlic1 cup canned diced tomatoes1/2 teaspoon chopped jalapeno pepper1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano1/4 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped2 cups canned black beans, rinsed and drained6 cups chicken broth2 tablespoons chopped cilantro1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper8 tablespoons sour cream8 sprigs cilantro Instructions Cook bacon in a 4-guart saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until slightly crispy, about 5 minutes. Remove all but 2 tablespoons fat. Add onion, bell pepper, garlic, tomatoes, jalapeno, oregano and thyme. Sauté, stirring frequently, until onion is soft and translucent. Add beans and chicken broth. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until beans are very tender and soup thickens slightly, about 10 minutes. Stir in chopped cilantro and black pepper. Serve ladle into soup bowls and garnish each with 1 tablespoon sour cream and cilantro sprig. Recipe courtesy of the Compass Group.