Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Bring on the vegetables

This is one of my favorite recipes to use up lots of veggies in. And both my kids love to eat it!

"Black Bean (and mother load vegetable) Soup"

1 bag or 3 cans of black beans
1 can or 1 large tomato diced
1 cup chopped carrots
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped green pepper
2 cups chicken broth
2 T cumin
1 tsp onion powder
2 tsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic

Heat olive oil in large pot, add garlic, carrots, peppers and onion. Sautee until soft, about 5-8 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer for 45 minutes to allow flavors to combine. Puree the whole pot of soup in blender, half at a time. Soup should be nice and thick. Serve with sour cream and tortilla chips.

This recipe can also be make in the crock pot, just dump everything in for 4 hours on low.

2 comments:

Ellen on the go said...

I love this receipe. I go 1 step futher and add shredded cooked chicken. We also garnish off with fresh onions, and sometimes a dallop of sour cream. This is how it is served throughout Mexico. Yummy!!!!

Kellie Nowland said...

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