Monday, November 9, 2009

Meatless Monday-Easy Bean Soup

This is a quick meatless Monday soup to make that can be easily adjusted for your diners preferences.  I usually keep all the ingredients on hand so that we can make it any time we need to throw a dinner together in a hurry.  My dad developed this when we were growing up.

Addy enjoys using the blender and sampling the beans as we add them.  She would rather eat the beans whole than in a soup so I set out a portion for her before making the soup for us.

It's also a nice warming meal for fall with some cornbread and a salad.

Easy Bean Soup

1 can black beans
1 can kidney beans
2 cups vegetable broth
1 cup salsa
1 cup half/half
optional toppings: jalapeños, sour cream, limes, cilantro

Drain beans and blend together with vegetable broth.  I like the salsa chunks in the soup but if you prefer a smoother soup blend the salsa as well.  Pour into sauce pan and heat gently on the stove stirring occasionally. Stir in half and half and heat just to desired serving temperature.  Serve with optional toppings.  Enjoy.


  1. She is such a sweet little girl ;_0. Your soup sounds wonderful and it's perfect for this time of year.

  2. This was one of my favorite meals growing up. And we always ate it with fresh bread from the breadmaker. Delicious!

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  4. Oh, Dad of course you get credit. I guess I was just blogging in a hurry:)