Welcome to another HAAT! This one is plain and simple... MAKE THIS SOUP! It's cheap, healthy and yummy!
SPICY BLACK BEAN SOUP
Here's what you need (I doubled this batch so my photos will show double what the recipe truly calls for)
2 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
1 medium to large onion
2-3 cloves of garlic (I use jarred garlic for this recipe, so maybe a TBSP? I'm not the best with measurements, but has too much garlic ever hurt anyone?)
1 cup chicken broth
2 cans, undrained, black beans (I use the reduced sodium kind so I can add the salt to my liking)
1 cup salsa (thanks Brianne)
1 TBSP cumin
1 TBSP cayenne pepper (we like ours spicy but this can be adjusted to your taste. Start off with less if you don't like things too spicy, and add more later)
salt to taste
First, heat up a the olive oil in a big pot over medium-medium high heat
Then, add the onion and heat until translucent
Then add garlic and heat for about 30 seconds
Then mix in the cumin and the cayenne, and heat for another 30 seconds
Add 1 can of black beans and the chicken broth
Bring to a boil
Now take an emerson blender (I didn't have one the first few times I made this, and just ladeled it into a blender in 2 batches, no biggie) and blend until smooth
Add 2nd can of beans
Give it a taste, and add salt and/or cayenne pepper to get it how you like it. If you use full salt black beans you probably wouldn't need any extra salt.
Return to a boil
Turn off heat and let it sit a thicken for a few minutes, and serve!
I like mine with tortilla chips!
Those little Kerr canning jars are the perfect serving size, and they are great to grab and go for lunch.
Cost break down:
2 TBSP extra virgin olive oil (most already have on hand)
1 medium to large onion ($.50)
2-3 cloves of garlic (I use jarred garlic for this recipe, so maybe a TBSP? I'm not the best with measurements, but has too much garlic ever hurt anyone?)($.50)
1 cup chicken broth ($.83)
2 cans, undrained, black beans ($.92/each)
1 TBSP cumin ($.10-$.20)
1 TBSP cayenne pepper ($.10-$.20)
salt to taste (already have)
Total is: About $4.00 for 7 servings, thats $.57 a serving!
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