Danika's Notes

This is my third attempt at perfecting a black bean recipe and we have a winner…at least in our home!!!  High in fiber and protein….an inexpensive meal….and super filling!  Hope you enjoy!

Amazing Black Bean Soup

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Ingredients

  • few tablespoons of water (or 1 TBLS olive oil)
  • 1 cup celery
  • 1 cup onion
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper
  • 1 can diced green chillis
  • 4-5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2-1 tsp black pepper
  • 6 cups vegetable broth (or part broth and part water)
  • 6 cans no salt black beans (or 1/2 black and 1/2 pinto)
  • 2 cans stewed tomatoes
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro (chopped)
  • Corn chips
  • Daiya vegan cheese (cheddar or jack can be used)

Preparation & Directions

Heat water (or oil) in pan and sauté celery, onion bell pepper and garlic.  If you’re using water, make sure to keep adding a bit of water so the veggies don’t stick and burn. Cook for about 10 minutes until tender.  Add chillis and seasonings and cook an additional 3 minutes.  Add broth, beans and tomatoes. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes.  Remove 1/3 of soup and put in a high powered blender and puree and then add it back to your pot of soup.  Add in your chopped cilantro and let cook an additional 5 minutes.  Serve with a handful of corn chips and some shreds of cheddar cheese!  If you’d like the soup to thicken up, let simmer additional time with the lid off.

FROM: Adapted from The Fiber35 Recipes

PREP TIME: 15-20 minutes

COOK TIME: 45 minutes

SERVES: 6

2 Comments So Far...

November 26, 2011 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

So yummy!!  can’t wait to make it for dinner this week, hope it turns out as good as you make it!:)

December 04, 2011 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

sounds delicious, it’s on our meal plan for this week- what’s the green stuff in the pic??? chopped cilantro?? I will let you know how it turns out! thanks for posting!

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