One of our favourite go-to places for dinner is the Blue Star Diner- my usual is the vegan burger with black bean soup. The only teeny issue I have is that I always want more soup and then crave it days later. Here is a version I made, and I actually think it’s better than theirs 😉


-2 tablespoons olive oil
-1 yellow onion (diced)
-1 jalapeno pepper, chopped (seeds removed for less spice)
-6 cloves of garlic, minced
-1 can black beans (drained and rinsed, you could also soak dried beans instead)
-6 cups vegetable stock
-dash of liquid smoke
-1 or 2 bay leaves (dried)
-1 tablespoon cumin
-1 tablespoon dried oregano
-pinch of paprika
-1 can diced tomatoes
-1/2 cup barbeque sauce
-salt and pepper to taste
-1 cup frozen corn

-lime juice
-green onions, chopped

In a large pot on medium low, sauté the onion in the oil until golden. Add the jalapeno pepper and garlic; cook and stir for about 1 more minute. Add remaining soup ingredients EXCEPT CORN. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and allow to simmer for 10-15 minutes. Remove from heat and use an immersion blender to puree the soup- be careful! Return to the stove and add corn. Serve when the corn is done- ladle into a bowl and top with slices of avocado, green onions, and a drizzle of lime juice.

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