Black Bean and Sausage Soup
INGREDIENTS
  • Servings: 6
  • 1 lb mild italian sausage
  • 1 t olive oil
  • 1 onion,finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic,minced
  • 1 cn Rotel diced tomatoes and
  • -green chiles
  • 2 cn black beans,rinsed & drained
  • 4 c low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 c chopped cilantro
  • 3 c cooked rice
DIRECTIONS
  1. Spray large nonstick pan with Pam.
  2. Add sausage.
  3. Cook until browned on all sides.
  4. Drain on paper towels.
  5. Cool.
  6. Cut into coins and then cut in 1/2 again.
  7. Heat oil in same pan.
  8. Add onion.
  9. Cook until translucent.
  10. Add garlic and Rotel.
  11. Reduce heat.
  12. Simmer about 10 minutes.
  13. Add beans and broth.
  14. Simmer another 10 minutes.
  15. Transfer 2 cups of bean mixture to a blender.
  16. Puree.
  17. Stir puree and sausage into soup.
  18. Simmer uncovered for 5 minutes.
  19. Remove from heat.
  20. Stir in cilantro.
  21. To serve:
  22. Put 1/2 cup cooked rice in bottom of bowl and add 1 1/2 cups soup.
  23. Ww = 6 pts.
  24. 6 servings
RECIPE BACKSTORY
As I am always trying to eat healthy (not succeeding right now) this recipe combined a black bean recipe I had to add the meat my husband craved. He loves this recipe. It also freezes well. I usually freeze rice in 2 cup ziploc bags and stack them in my freezer. Hope you like this. Ww = 6 pts.