Beef 'n' Black Bean Soup Recipe
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Beef 'n' Black Bean Soup Recipe

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"I lead a busy life, so I'm always trying to come up with time-saving recipes," relates Vickie Gibson of Gardendale, Alabama. "This zippy and colorful soup is one of my husband's favorites. It has been a hit at family gatherings, too."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 6 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 6 min.
MAKES: 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground turkey or beef (90% lean)
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  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 8 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 medium carrots, thinly sliced
  • 2 celery ribs, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1-1/2 cups cooked rice

Nutritional Facts

One 1-cup serving (prepared with lean ground beef) equals 213 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 819 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 16 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1-1/2 lean meat.

Directions

  1. In a skillet over medium heat, cook beef until no longer pink; drain. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Add the next 12 ingredients. Cover and cook on high for 1 hour. Reduce heat to low; cook for 4-5 hours or until vegetables are tender. Add the beans and rice; cook 1 hour longer or until heated through. Yield: 10 servings (2-1/2 quarts).
Originally published as Beef 'N' Black Bean Soup in Quick Cooking May/June 2001, p44

Nutritional Facts

One 1-cup serving (prepared with lean ground beef) equals 213 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 819 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 16 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1-1/2 lean meat.

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Reviewed Apr. 17, 2014

Delicious! I put this in the slow cooker and my girls ate it for dinner and supper. My husband was gone and asked me to save some for him. There was none left.

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Reviewed Oct. 8, 2012

This is a long-time family favorite. It is easily modified for both vegetarian and vegan lifestyles, and substituting whole grain wild rice makes it an even healthier "warm up from the inside" meal.

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Reviewed Jun. 13, 2011

My grandson asks me to make this soup. It is a favourite.

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