Fast and Easy, Kid-Friendly Dinner Recipe- Black Bean an Salsa Soup

Black Bean and Salsa Soup
Are you looking for a fast meal to make tonight? This Black Bean and Salsa Soup is a favorite in my house!. My 2, 4, and 6 year olds all love this soup!
Make this dinner and it will fast become a Kid Favorite Dinner at your house! You can make this Soup in less than 10 minutes and it only requires 2 main ingredients! Here's What You Need:

  • 2 cans Black Beans (with liquid)
  • 1 Cup Salsa
  • 1/2 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1/8 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Garlic Clove (diced)-optional
  • 1 tsp Olive Oil-optional
  • Pinch of Cayenne Pepper-optional
  • 1 Tbs Fresh Cilantro-diced-optional

Here's How:
For Basic Recipe: Pour both cans of Black Beans with the liquid into a saucepan. Add Salsa to Black Beans. Use a Hand held Blender to puree black beans and salsa so most of the beans are pureed (the soup will still have some chunks). If you do not have a hand blender, use a potatoe masher to mash the bean mixture. Add the 1/2 tsp of Chili Powder and the 1/8 tsp of Garlic Powder. Cook on Medium Heat for 5 minutes until it starts to bubble. Remove Black Bean Mixture/Soup from Heat and Serve Immediately and if your family likes Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Reduced Fat Sour Cream and Chopped Green Onions add to the bowls of soup.
For Soup with a little more flavor- before adding the Black Beans to the Saucepan, add 1 tsp of Olive Oil and Heat over Medium Heat- added the diced Garlic to the pan and sautee for 1-2 minutes, then follow the steps above and add the the Cayenne Pepper and Diced Cilantro when you add the Chili Powder and Garlic Powder. You can Also add a little more Salsa for added flavor.
Serve this with a salad or a side of celery and carrot sticks to round off a quick and healthy meal.
Information about Black Beans-Black beans are such a healthy food that is also tasty and versatile. 1/2 cup serving of black beans provides 8g of Protein, 6g of Fiber and 105 of the Iron we need for a day. It is a great food to add to your family's diet.