I have had this recipe bookmarked since last January. I honestly have no idea how I made it through the last three winter months without making this, but it’s a damn shame.
The weather for this weekend was forecasted to be pretty cool, so I thought–what better soup to kick off soup/stew/chowder season? Plus, it’s super easy, so it was perfect to make on a Friday night after work. The whole thing literally came together in 10 minutes. Can’t beat that.
(Source: On My Mind, Adapted from Everyday Food Magazine)
– 1 tablespoon olive oil
– 4 garlic cloves, minced
– 1 teaspoon chili powder (or more to taste)
– 1 can (14 1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes in juice
– 1 can (14 1/2 ounces) tomato sauce (I used low sodium)
– 2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained
– 1 can (14 1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
– 1 package (10 ounces) frozen corn kernels (I used a 15 oz. can of corn, also low sodium)
– 1 cup water (I accidentally omitted this with no ill effects)
– Coarse salt and ground pepper
– 1 cup crushed tortilla chips, plus more for serving (optional)
– 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice, plus lime wedges for serving
– Mexican cheese, for sprinkling on top
– Dried or fresh cilantro, also for topping
1. In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium. Cook garlic and chili powder until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add tomatoes (with juice), tomato sauce, beans, broth, corn, and 1 cup water; season with salt and pepper.
2. Bring soup to a boil; reduce to a simmer. Add tortilla chips; cook until softened, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in lime juice, and season with salt and pepper. Serve soup with lime wedges and, if desired, more chips. Sprinkle with cheese and cilantro.
AboutI'm Heather. I'm 33 and have been married to Michael for seven years. Together, we have two beautiful little girls we love more than anything, and a miniature dachshund who drives us crazy. I'm a full-time working mom who has very little time for my own "stuff" these days, like home improvement, cooking/baking, cake decorating, and photography. Despite the team not making the playoffs since 1999, I'm STILL a Buffalo Bills fan, which I think speaks to my loyalty AND sense of humor. I can't wait to pick up the pace with travel again some day... you know, when we're done being ruled by tiny fists. Welcome to my blog.
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