Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Black Bean Soup

Wanted to share this recipe with you all that is full of protein and really easy to eat.  I LOVE it and have it almost every day.  I'll probably get sick of it soon, but for now I keep craving it.  It's super easy.  It is kind of spicy, so if you don't really like spicy foods you might not want to put as much Rotel in it.

Here are the ingredients:
2 cans of black beans
1 can of Original Rotel
1 bunch of Cilantro
1 package of taco seasoning
1 package of Ranch mix
Lime juice
Water (add however much you want depending on how creamy or watery you like your soup)
Optional (I left these out) 1 small can of corn, chicken or ground beef/turkey

I basically just dump everything into a blender or straight into the pan and cook for about 45 minutes - 1hour.  Everything is already cooked so it just needs time to heat up and let the flavor come together.  Sometimes I put it in the crock pot in the morning and let it simmer all day on low.  That's it!

I like to top it off with a tsp of sour cream and a little bit of cheese.  You could also crush up tortilla chips and put them on top, but I don't think it adds that much extra and I don't want the additional calories.

I plugged all of the ingredients that I used into my food tracker and here is the info (assuming a serving is  three quarters of a cup):



  1. Sounds yumm-o!! Can't wait to try it!! Thanks!

  2. That sounds delicious! Not sure I would be able to find all the ingredients over here.

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  3. that looks yummy!!lots of protein.

  4. Thanks for sharing that looks delicious! And thanks for the advice on the vitamins!

  5. That looks great. I need to try it. Thanks for sharing. I love all things spicy.

  6. That's not too bad per serving! :) I'm definitely going to have to try this.

  7. sounds yummy. My friend makes chicken tortilla soup but is a little different than this....I will be checking this out....thanks.

  8. What a great protein source! Great job with the recipe. I may use this after my next fill!

  9. So glad you posted this. I'll definitely be trying it! Love that it all just gets blended up! fresh diced sweet onions on top would be another nice veg source and would add that crunch that the chips would have - without the calories.

  10. I love black beans and often make a soup with them but I've never done it like this. Can't wait to try it!

  11. Thanks for the very nice compliment on my blog! : )

    Do you find that this gets saltier as it sits in the fridge? Just wondering with the sodium from both the taco seasoning and the ranch dressing? I am going to make this and I like it hot, so going to use the hot Rotel and hot taco seasoning. Thanks for posting!

  12. Thanks for the nutritional information update - AND the email letting me know!! I've printed your recipe out - I can't wait to try it!!

  13. Sounds yummy! It looks like you are on MFP...I'm vickyd205 on there...look me up!

  14. Hi just found your blog and that soup looks great i will have to make it since i will be on liquids soon enough
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