Black Bean Soup: A Family Meal On A Budget

Family Meal On a Budget

Who doesn’t like a nice bowl of creamy soup on a cold day.  Here in Southern California The days are still warm and some days feels like summer.  But I still LOVE soup this time of year so I cook it all the time.

This soup has quickly become a favorite in our family.  We all love the taste and the texture.  It is even simple enough that babies could eat it. Just be careful not to make it too spicy if a baby is eating it.

I found a recipe in Woman’s day that gave me the idea, but it had some crazy ingredients that we didn’t have and I wasn’t about to go buy just for this soup.  So I made up my own and was so excited for the outcome! The best part is that it is made with dried black beans!

It is a super simple recipe for anyone on a budget and is a great way to have a healthy family meal on a budget!

Black Bean Soup

Ingredients

6 cups water and 6 tsp Chicken Bullion or 6 cups of chicken broth
1 large white or yellow onion chopped
4 cloves of garlic or 4 tsp of garlic powder
1-2 jalapenos seeded and chopped
2 tsp ground cumin
1 lb of dried black beans rinsed
2 chicken breasts optional
salt optional
Toppings:
sour cream
tomatoes
cilantro
fresh salsa

Instructions

In a slow cooker combine chicken broth, onion, garlic, peppers, and cumin.

Add beans and chicken; cook, covered until beans are tender and chicken easily shreds. about 7-8 hours on low or 5-6 hours on high

Transfer chicken to a bowl or plate and shred. (can use a fork if you don’t want to let them cook so you can touch them)

Using a blender, puree 1/2 of the soup and stir back in

Stir chicken back into the soup and season to taste with salt. Serve with desired toppings and enjoy!

Black bean soup printable recipe

Black Bean Soup: A Family Meal On A Budget

Author: Melissa @ Living a Frugal Life

Ingredients

  • 6 cups water and 6 tsp Chicken Bullion or 6 cups of chicken broth
  • 1 large white or yellow onion chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic or 4 tsp of garlic powder
  • 1-2 jalapenos seeded and chopped
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 lb of dried black beans rinsed
  • 2 chicken breasts optional
  • salt optional
  • Toppings:
  • sour cream
  • tomatoes
  • cilantro
  • fresh salsa

Instructions

  • In a slow cooker combine chicken broth, onion, garlic, peppers, and cumin.
  • Add beans and chicken; cook, covered, until beans are tender ad chicken easily shreds. about 7-8 hours on low or 5-6 hours on high
  • Transfer chicken to a bowl or plate and shred. (can use a fork if you don't want to let them cook so you can touch them)
  • Using a blender, puree 1/2 of the soup and stir back in
  • Stir chicken back into the soup and season to taste with salt. Serve with desired toppings and enjoy!

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  1. Looks delicious! Thanks. What is the measurement for the beans and did u soak them the night before?

  2. Sounds yummy – stumbled!

  3. Your version is fancier than mine, but for a quickie version you might want to try http://www.TheBudgetDiet.com/Black-Bean-Soup-3-Ingredients

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