In a Flash Black Bean Soup

Prep: 5 minutes Cook: 10 minutes

Serves:4

Here is another simple recipe that I have been making for years. It is very easy to prepare, yet it tastes like you have been in the kitchen all day preparing this crowd-pleaser.

Ingredients

  • 3 15-ounce cans whole black beans (no oil or salt added) drained and rinsed
  • 1 3/4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup fresh mild salsa
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • several dashes hot sauce to taste (optional)

Directions

Drain the beans and set 1 1/4 cups aside for later use. Place the remaining beans, broth and salsa in a blender jar and process until fairly smooth. Pour into a saucepan. Mash the reserved beans slightly with a fork and add to the pan along with the remaining ingredients. Cook gently over medium heat, stirring occasionally.