Friday, December 26, 2014

Warm Up With a Bowl of Soup

This was such an easy soup to throw together. It makes a great dinner, and the leftovers make a wonderful lunch.

Weight Watchers Spicy Black Bean Soup


Cooking spray
1 medium uncooked onion, finely chopped
4 medium cloves of garlice, minced
45 oz. canned black beans, undrained, divided (three 15 oz cans)
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes, or to taste
1 tsp ground cumin
14 1/2 oz. fat free chicken broth or vegetable broth
10 oz. canned tomatoes with green chilis
11 oz. canned yellow corn, drained


Coat bottom of a large stockpot with cooking spray. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until onions are soft but not brown, about 5 minutes.

Place one can of beans in blender; add sauteed onion mixture, red pepper flakes, and cumin. Cover and blend on high until smooth, about 30 seconds. Pour mixture back into stockpot.

Place second can of beans and broth in blender and puree until smooth; add to stockpot.

Stir third can of beans (do not puree first), tomatoes and green chilies, and corn into stockpot. Bring to a boil, lower heat to medium and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes. Yields about 1 1/2 cups of soup per serving.

Source: Weight Watchers. You can find it here.

Notes: I didn't blend the sauteed onion mixture with the can of beans. I figured I would just have a slightly chunkier soup and save myself a step. This was really flavorful and satisfying. Also, as mentioned above, it was beyond easy, which is always a good thing.

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