Monday, October 31, 2011

Black Bean Soup

3 Cans rinsed black beans
3 stalks chopped celery
1 large chopped onion
1 medium chopped red pepper
4 chopped garlic cloves
2 cans chicken broth (I use Swanson's chicken broth)
1 can diced tomatoes (With green peppers and onions)
1 bay leaf
1 Tablespoon lemon juice

Pepper to taste

Rinse beans, and mash beans from 1 of the cans
In a large casserole container-Saute-Celery, pepper, onion, and garlic. Add broth and tomatoes, bay leaf, and add whole and mashed beans.

Bring to boil and simmer 15 minutes. It is ready to enjoy

Story: This recipe was published in the Parade - a supplement for the Sunday paper. Since we are trying to eat healthy and had 3 can's of black beans on hand, I tried it. Everyone thought it was one of the best homemade soups. Very easy and quick.

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