The Perfect Soup

Found a keeper new recipe!! This one is a combo of a blogger friend, Michele’s Black Bean Soup, Aunt Marilyn’s White Chili, & with a little of my own stuff thrown in. It’s low in fat, high in fiber & taste. We haven’t come up with a name for it yet. Any ideas?

4 cans of black beans (drained)
or a bag of dried black beans soaked overnight & cooked
3 cups water
3 chicken bullion cubes
1 jar or your favorite chunky salsa (I like sweet, so prefer peach)
1 can of corn (drained)
2 tsp. cumin
dried minced onions (I guess I used about 2 Tablespoons?)

Bring the water & cubes to a boil. Add the beans, mashing about half of them against the pan while you stir to thicken. Add the corn, salsa, cumin & onions. Eat & enjoy – quick, simple, nutritious & delicious!

If you serve as above, you end up with 9 cups of soup at 240 calories, 2 grams of fat, & 12 grams of fiber per cup. If you’re doing Weight Watcher Points, that’s 4 points a cup. Pretty good bang for your buck if I do say so myself.

You could throw in some chicken pieces if you like, I just didn’t think it needed it. Beans have loads of protein & are cheap. It doesn’t seem to need the flavor either. But some hubbies may want the meat. I just gave mine some on the side for him to throw in his bowl.

Serve with a dab of plain non-fat yogurt. Could also have tortillas on the side or cheese chunks.

One of the great things about this new soup is it falls under the “could take camping” category. We are planning a longer family camping trip this summer & so are on the lookout for healthy recipes to be able to fix in a camp setting without a lot of fuss. This one is all canned, super healthy, & goes in one pot. Bingo!

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