Monday, September 29, 2008

Soups for the soul.

The leaves are changing colors in the Windy City and I finally relented and pulled my summer clothes out of the closet. So it seemed like the perfect night to bust out an easy and shockingly healthy soup recipe I love.

I usually like to give my recipes (stolen or no) saucy names. But this one, so far, is pretty g-rated and bland -- pretty much the opposite of the soup itself. The original recipe -- which has the added benefit of being totally Weight Watchers friendly -- can be found here.

Want to try my version? Here's how to do it:

1 can fat free spicy refried beans
2 cans black beans
1 can diced/minced tomatoes
1 can fat-free chicken broth
1 packet taco seasoning
1/2 onion, finely chopped
2 minced cloves of garlic
2 t cayenne pepper
2 T fresh cilantro
dab of olive oil (or fat-free cooking spray)
low fat cheese (topping -- to taste)

Saute onion and garlic in a pot with a dab of the olive oil over medium-high heat. Mix the remaining ingredients (except for the cheese) together, stirring until mixed well. Then, let simmer for about 30-40 minutes on medium heat, until soup is thickened to taste. Serve in bowl and top with cheese.

I threw in some pre-cooked chicken, which made the dish extra fantastic.


jay said...

Ooooo.... this looks like the YUM. But it does need a patented recipe name.

Peyton said...

I'm going to try this yummy sounding soup. And then I'm going to un-Weight Watchers it by adding a few shredded corn torillas to thicken it. Plus, when I eat it, I'm going to put cheese on top. Thanks, Noodles!

Noodles said...

Peyton -- hope you enjoy! Let me know if you have any ideas so I can give the recipe an official patented name! :)