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.