Tarascan Soup

Black bean, onion, tomato and garlic soup topped with fresh cilantro and crispy tortilla.

Tarascan Soup


  • 1.5 cups Spanish onions, diced
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 1 pc arbol pepper
  • 3 cups dry black beans
  • 2.5 cups diced tomato
  • 2 cups chopped cilantro
  • Tablespoon salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons canola oil
  • 2.5 l water
  • 1⁄2 cups sour cream, optional
  • 1⁄2 cups Mozzarella cheese, cut into cubes, optional
  • 10 pc of tortillas cut in strips and fried, optional


  1. In a bowl soak overnight the beans with enough water
  2. In a pot sautée the onion and garlic with 2 Tablespoons of canola oil
  3. Add the diced tomato to the onion and garlic mixture, along with the arbol pepper
  4. Add the overnight soaked black beans to the pot and cover with 2.5 L of water. Bring it to boil and simmer until the beans are soft.
  5. In your Vitamix blend the entire mixture using the Soup Setting
  6. Finish with chopped cilantro and season with salt to taste.
  7. Cut the tortilla into strips and fry with the additional canola oil
  8. Garnish with sour cream, mozzarella cheese and crispy tortilla strips (optional)