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Black Bean Soup

Jessica writes: Here's a warm soup recipe for a crisp fall day! This soup is really easy to make and my girls actually eat it, so it's a winner at our house! Our girls like to mix in sour cream.

2 cans black beans, undrained
1 cup chicken broth
1 small onion, chopped
1 tsp minced garlic
1 jar (16 oz) thick and chunky salsa
2 tsp. lime juice
1 tsp. ground cumin
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper (opt)
1/3 cup plain yogurt or sour cream (opt. stir-in)

Place 1 can beans with liquid and broth in blender, cover. Blend until smooth.
In large pot, sauté onion and garlic for 4-5 min.
Add blended bean mixture, remaining beans and liquid, salsa, lime juice, cumin and crushed red pepper. Bring to boil.
Reduce heat to low and cover.
Cook stirring occasionally, for 25-30 min.
Serve topped with yogurt or sour cream if desired.

0 grams total fat, 10 grams fiber, 5 grams sugars, 12 grams protein.

*Terri’s notes: Do check out Jessica’s amazing blog site ( for more recipes, great money saving ideas, coupons, and encouragement for moms!

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