We were served this soup by friends when we visited them in Key West. They sometimes add sausage (we add another can of black beans and a little more water). The soup is very good - has a little kick- but if you want it hotter, there is another variety that is also good- the chipolte chili flavor black bean soup.
We have a hard time finding it in PA, and it is much more expensive. We have bought it directly from Nueva Cocina. Our daughter and son-in-law, or son and his fiance, and my brother and sister-in-law all love it and now buy it.
Nueva Cocina Black Bean Soup tastes Souper! It also makes a nice base for other stuff you want to put into it. When I made it I added a carrot, some leftover steak strips, and some other stuff--I don't remember, but it doesn't matter, because this is the kind of thing you can improvise with whatever you have on hand. We liked it that way, and the delicious flavor shines through, too. I served it on a bed of nice basamati brown nice--complete and yummy dinner!
Highly recommend, especially if you like beans. This soup is delicious and can be made quickly. You can enjoy it as is, or you can add fresh or frozen vegetables. I made it both ways. I added 1/2 cup fresh sliced carrots and 1/4 cup celery at start. Alone it makes a thick soup. All my family really liked this soup. Plan to try all Nueva Cocina soups!
It tastes very good, but it's much too salty for my taste. I like salt--just not this much of it. I'd try a low-salt version, but it's going to take me a long time to use up my remaining 5 packages of this. I might try a bean dip if I can find a recipe.