I originally made this slightly spicy soup for my husband, who enjoys black beans. But I ended up loving it, too! Even more compliments came from our neighbors who stopped by and stayed for supper.—Laura Meurer, Green Bay, Wisconsin
Packed with tomatoes, beans, corn and, of course, shrimp, this bold and spicy soup is shared by Elizabeth Lewis of Hayden, Alabama. She writes, “My family likes spicy foods and everyone really enjoys this soup. It's especially good in cold weather.”
“We love this low-fat black bean soup!” And you will, too! It’s packed with good-for-you vegetables and beans. To make it completely vegetarian, substitute vegetable broth for the chicken broth. Stacy Marti — Jenks, Oklahoma
“This is such a healthy recipe, packed with protein from the beans and with vital vitamins from the pumpkin. The dollop of light sour cream adds a satisfying touch and eliminates the need for any kind of fattening topping.” —Jennifer Fisher,
Cumin and chili powder give spark to this thick and hearty soup. If you have leftover meat—smoked sausage, browned ground beef or roast—toss it in during the last 30 minutes of cooking. —Amy Chop, Oak Grove, Louisiana
It’s not spicy, but this chili is sure to warm you up during those cold winter evenings. “Since this recipe calls for precooked shrimp and canned goods, it is very quick to prepare,“ explains Elizabeth Hunt of Kirbyville, Texas.