Bill Granger’s Smoky Butternut Squash & Black-Bean Soup

Smoky Butternut Squash & Black-Bean Soup
Bill Granger


Jun 25, 2023

This delicious Smoky Butternut Squash & Black-Bean Soup by Bill Granger is inspired by the flavours of Mexico, this can be a stew or soup, depending on how much stock you decide to add to the pot.

Serves 4


1 chipotle pepper, soaked in water for 10 minutes
2 tbsp olive oil
1 butternut squash, peeled and cubed
1 onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tsp dried oregano
2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
400g tin black beans, rinsed and drained
Approx 500ml vegetable or chicken stock
4 tbsp sour cream
Handful coriander
1 red chilli, sliced
1 lime
Grilled torn tortillas or chunky bread, to serve

1 Finely chop the chipotle, keeping the soaking water. Heat the oil in a large pan over a medium heat. Add the butternut squash, onion, garlic, oregano, cumin, smoked k paprika, chipotle and black beans. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 15 to 20 minutes.
2 When really soft, mash roughly with the back of a spoon then add the chipotle soaking liquid and enough stock to make a thick soup. Bring to the boil. Spoon into bowls and top with sour cream, coriander, chilli and a squeeze of lime. Serve with grilled tortilla.

The Carousel thanks Bill Granger for the Smoky Butternut Squash & Black-Bean Soup recipe.


By Bill Granger


Bill Granger recipes have featured on The Carousel ever since we launched the site in 2014 - yes, ten years ago. He always supported us and his recipes have always been hugely popular on our site. So the news of his passing on December 25, 2023 was a huge saddness to us all. Bill Granger was an Australian chef and food writer, loved by family cooks and sophisticated foodies alike, for his relaxed style and fresh local-ingredient led dishes. Bill’s sunny, easy-going approach to food is an essential element in his enduring popularity. We thank Bill for bringing us all so much joy from his cooking.



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