A few months ago, my eldest, just being silly, said, "I wanna bowla BATMAN SOUP!" And my little brain thought, "Hey! I could totally make Batman soup!" And then it thought, "Hey! I could totally make a whole bunch of Superheroes!" And this, my friends, is what you are about to witness. Welcome to Day One of Souperhero Week!
Batman Black Bean Soup
1 tsp olive oil
1 medium sized portobello mushroom, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 C onion, chopped
2 1/2 C mushroom stock
4 C cooked black beans
salt and pepper to taste
sliced cheese, biscuit cutter, and knife for making the symbol or these cutters
sour cream, optional
I cooked my beans ahead of time in a pressure cooker using this time chart. You can use canned beans if you want. Drain beans. Heat oil in large pot and add mushroom and onions. Cook until onions begin to soften. Add garlic and heat until it just begins to cook. Deglaze the pan with a little of the mushroom stock and then add the rest. Add beans. Bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer for 20-30 minutes; add salt and pepper. While your soup is cooking, you can:
(teehee!)When the soup has reached a flavor you like, using an immersion blender, combine it into a smooth puree. Pour into bowls and top with your symbol!
If you're not looking for pure Souperhero Awesomeness, you can mix in a little sour cream. It tastes yummy, but dilutes the color a little...
Holy Black Bean Soup, Batman! The boys LOVE this! When I was making this tonight for the shoot they both begged, "Are you going to give us a bat?!" All your little Batman lovers out there will be all over this, I promise!