Southwest Black Bean Soup Recipe
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Southwest Black Bean Soup Recipe

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A friend brought this recipe to a gathering, and it's been a hit with my family ever since! I use brown rice for more fiber and whole-grain goodness. —Jill Heatwole, Pittsville, Maryland
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 35 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 35 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1-1/2 cups cooked Minute® Brown Rice
  • 6 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream

Nutritional Facts

1 cup soup with 1/4 cup rice and 1 tablespoon sour cream equals 273 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 655 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 9 g fiber, 12 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large nonstick saucepan, saute the pepper, celery and onion in oil until tender. Add the beans, broth, tomatoes, chilies and cumin. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes or until thickened.
  2. Divide rice among six soup bowls; top with soup and sour cream. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Southwest Black Bean Soup in Healthy Cooking December/January 2010, p53

Nutritional Facts

1 cup soup with 1/4 cup rice and 1 tablespoon sour cream equals 273 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 655 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 9 g fiber, 12 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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Reviewed Jan. 28, 2014

"This was all right. Could use a flavor oomph. So add chili powder, salt, and pepper at will."

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Reviewed Mar. 16, 2013

"I don't often follow recipe, but this sounded too good to resist. It will be a family favorite for now on! We all loved it!"

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Reviewed Feb. 13, 2012

"This was very good! It definitely had a nice southwestern flavor. Personally, I like a bit more of a kick, so I'd probably add some chili powder to mine next time, but my husband and 12 year old son liked it as is. It was great for a cold day's lunch!"

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