Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Black Bean Soup

Another Pinterest recipe...surprise!  I love being able to see a photo of the finished recipe.  It sucks me in every.single.time.  You wouldn't think this would have much flavor but the chicken broth and pico de gallo are the hidden stars in this show.  They give the otherwise, boring black beans some depth and flavor.  Serve this with enchiladas or a mexican salad and it will be a hit!


1 teaspoon olive oil
1 pint pico de gallo (I got mine from Nicky's Mexican Restaurant)
1 16-oz can refried black beans
1 15-oz can black beans, rinsed
1 14.5-oz can chicken broth
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, roughly chopped

Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat.  Add 1 1/2 cups of the salsa and cook, stirring occasionally, for 4 minutes.
Add the refried beans, black beans, and broth and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
Divide among bowls and top with sour cream, cilantro and remaining 1/2 cup pico de gallo.

Serves 4.  Each serving has:  240 calories, 5 grams of fat, 1 gram saturated fat, 1194 mg. sodium, 37 grams carbs, 12 grams fiber and 13 grams protein.