Monday, October 14, 2013

Soup Season

I absolutely love Autumn!  I also LOVE soup!  Soup season is here!!

My mom emailed me the Weight Watcher's Spicy Black Bean soup recipe this morning.  I had planned on looking up a recipe on my way to work and then pick up the ingredients I don't have on the way home.  She ended up crossing one thing off my to do list.  I only needed three ingredients, which I picked up on my way home.

Spicy Black Bean soup
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Serves: 8 (based on 1 1/2 cup serving)


Coat bottom of stockpot (I used a large saucepan) with olive oil.
Chop 1 medium onion and mince 4 cloves of garlic (I actually used 3).  Sauté in pan until it looks like it's glazed/translucent
Add one can of black beans and onion mixture into the blender

Add red pepper and cumin

Cover and blend until smooth. 
Pour mixture back into pot.
Add one can of black beans and vegetable broth (since I had a large box of broth instead of a can, I measured it out using the empty black beans can) to the blender

Puree until smooth
Pour into pot
Stir in last can of black beans (as is, do not puree), can of diced tomatoes with green chilies, and corn into the pot.

Bring to a boil, lower heat to medium and simmer for 20-25 minutes.

Serve in a bowl and enjoy!
I am so happy I tried this soup.  It was so easy to make.  It came out delicious!  I only added enough spice to give it a little heat.  But you can play with the spices to make it to your liking.  This will definitely be a recipe that makes a regular appearance in my kitchen!  Thank you mom for passing along the recipe!
What soups do you enjoy in the colder weather?  If you want, share your favorite as a comment below. 
"Keep Moving Forward"


  1. You're welcome! Moms always seem to know when the kids need something even a recipe.

  2. Agreed! I love soup season and I love sweater weather!! :)

    1. I love sweater weather too! Any excuse to wear layers!