Black Bean Vegetable Soup

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This is a really tasty black bean soup that is vegetarian.  It is healthy and hearty but it’s on the lighter side since it doesn’t have meat.  My husband and I love it!  I used green onions and garlic powder.  Plain or topped with sour cream and cilantro works well too! Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped (ONION POWDER IS FINE, OR GREEN ONIONS)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced (GARLIC POWDER IS FINE)
  • (You can add other veggies like celery and green pepper like I have and it works wonderfully).
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin (I USED 1/2 TSP)
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained (I USED LOW SODIUM)
  • 1 (8.75 ounce) can whole kernel corn
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can stewed tomatoes

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; cook onion, garlic, and carrots, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until onion is softened.
  2. Add chili powder and cumin; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add stock, 1 can of the beans, corn, and pepper; bring to boil.
  3. Meanwhile, in food processor or blender, puree together tomatoes and remaining can of beans; add to pot.
  4. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes or until carrots are tender.
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