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Beef 'n' Black Bean Soup Recipe

Beef 'n' Black Bean Soup Recipe

"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. YIELD:10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 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

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).

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.