food on friday: black bean soup

We love, love, love this soup. It has rocked our original food world! :D

It's the easiest meal to make ever, it's filling, vegan and good for you!

Here are the ingredients you'll need:

 3 cans black beans or equivalent {undrained}
{if using canned Bush's beans are the best- if homemade, make sure they're somewhat pre-seasoned with salt}
{1} 7 oz. can green chiles
1-2 tsp. garlic salt  {this is to your taste- start with 1 and add more if needed}
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tbs. olive oil

Here's what you do:

1. add all ingredients together and blend

option 1: you can use an immersion blender right in your pan or 
option 2: combine all ingredients in your blender or food processor and then add to saucepan

it should look about like this:

2. Heat on medium heat until warm.
{or cover and heat in the microwave if you have no time!}

The longer the simmer, the better the taste {of course} but we find that this is the perfect meal for lunch or a busy night. :D It makes 3-5 bowls, and it's so good!

You could also get creative and add other ingredients if you have the time...onions, bell peppers, sour cream etc. Make it just how you like it! :D


mandyBH said...

Not all actually, they are very mild. :) it gives it just a great flavor. :)

tee said...

Thanks for replying mandy, I'm going to give it a try! :-)

Melanie Ray Murry said...

Do you have favorite cookbooks that you use?

tee said...

It looks amazing...and...amazingly easy. I've never had the canned chili's, are they too hot for kids to eat?

Mary_Krause said...

making this FOR SURE!
thank you!

{darlene} said...

right up my alley! Pinned!!!

Kristin said...

I make a 3-bean soup that is similar and very good! It uses northern, pinto, and kidney beans and kind of reminds me of refried beans.

Here's the link to the recipe:

mandyBH said...

yum!! I'm going to have to try that!! :D

Melony Merten said...

This looks so yummy!!! Definitely going to give this one a try!

Anonymous said...

I will try it, and I also wanted to suggest using dried beans, they are cheaper and you can control the sodium.