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Vegetarian Tortilla Soup with Black Beans

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We have been making a lot of soups in our house lately. Mainly because: as a busy parent, they are such easy go-to-one-pot meals; soups are super easy for babies to eat (thanks to them being relatively soft); and soups are perfect in fall weather!

I got this recipe from my sister-in-law, who has turned this soup into a bit of a family favorite. Kids love it, babies love it, and husbands love it too 🙂

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The best part about tortilla soup is you can add any mix-ins you like, all of which are delicious and healthy. Some of our favorites include: avocado (1 tbsp per bowl), diced red onion, chopped cilantro, a couple of tortilla chips – crumbled, and shredded Mexican cheese (1 tbsp per bowl).

This recipe has tons of healthy veggies: peppers, tomatoes and corn, but is balanced well thanks to the protein from the black beans and cheese (if you choose to top it with cheese).

At less than 150 calories per serving, you can go back for seconds and thirds and be totally full and satisfied at the end of the meal!

The Ingredients

  • 4 bell peppers, diced
  • 1 6oz box of baby spinach, chopped fine
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp ground cumin
  • 28oz can of crushed tomatoes
  • (3) 4oz cans chopped green chile peppers, drained
  • 2-4 cups vegetable broth (depending on how thin you like your soup
  • 1.5 cups frozen corn
  • (3) 15oz cans black beans, rinsed/drained
  • Toppings: 1tbsp shredded cheese per bowl, 2-3 crumbled tortilla chips per bowl, 1 tbsp diced avocado per bowl, etc.

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The Directions

Step 1: Saute peppers, onions, and garlic in 1 tsp olive oil until the peppers and onions are slightly translucent. Add the spinach when the pepper mix is done cooking. Cook an additional 5 minutes.
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Step 2: Add ground cumin, cook 1 minute. Add tomatoes, green chile peppers and broth – bring to a boil and cook 10 minutes.
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Step 3: Blend with immersion blender until the soup is smooth.
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Step 4: Add whole corn & black beans, dash of salt, and a sprinkle of pepper – simmer for 10 minutes until all of the ingredients are cooked through. Serve with toppings and enjoy!
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Vegetarian Tortilla Soup with Black Beans

This recipe has tons of healthy veggies: peppers, tomatoes, and corn, but is balanced well thanks to the protein from the black beans and cheese (if you choose to top it with cheese).
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 248kcal
Author: The Picky Eater

Ingredients

  • 4 bell peppers diced
  • 6 oz box of baby spinach chopped fine
  • 1 red onion diced
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 tbsp ground cumin
  • 28 oz crushed tomatoes 1 large can
  • 12 oz chopped green chile peppers, drained 3 cans
  • 2-4 cups vegetable broth (depending on how thin you like your soup
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen corn
  • 45 oz black beans, rinsed/drained 3 cans

Toppings per bowl:

  • 1 tbsp shredded cheese
  • 2-3 crumbled tortilla chips
  • 1 tbsp diced avocado

Instructions

  • Add the spinach when the pepper mix is done cooking. Cook an additional 5 minutes.
  • Add ground cumin, cook 1 minute. Add tomatoes, green chile peppers and broth - bring to a boil and cook 10 minutes.
  • Blend with immersion blender until the soup is smooth.
  • Add whole corn & black beans, dash of salt, and a sprinkle of pepper - simmer for 10 minutes until all of the ingredients are cooked through. Serve with toppings and enjoy!

Notes

Nutrition information for 1 serving is 1.5 cups of soup, 1 tbsp shredded cheese, 3 tortilla chips, 1 tbsp diced avocado.
Adapted from AllRecipes

Nutrition

Serving: 1.5cups | Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 39.2g | Protein: 12.6g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1.5g | Sodium: 241.1mg | Fiber: 11.6g | Sugar: 1.4g

 

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3 responses to “Vegetarian Tortilla Soup with Black Beans”

  1. Hi! I just found your website through the internet as I was looking for sumptuous meals to serve for my 27th birthday. Anyway, my mother gave me jamon iberico de bellota. I am just curious is you have any recipes for it. Thanks a lot!

    • Hi Melissa, it’s great to meet you! So sorry but I don’t eat meat — so I don’t have any good ham recipes! But if you try this recipe, let me know how you end up liking it!

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