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Southwestern Black Bean Soup
with tortilla strips / avocado / sour cream

Active: 30 min Total: 30 min

Using leftover black beans from earlier in the week makes this southwestern-inspired soup a breeze to prepare. Top it with quick oven-baked tortilla strips, avocado and sour cream.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
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Southwestern Black Bean Soup:
  • Tortillas, flour and taco-sized (sub corn) - 2
  • Avocados - 1, chopped
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Corn, frozen - 1 cup
  • Tomato juice (look for this in the juice aisle) - 3 cups
  • Stock, vegetable - 2 cups
  • Leftover black beans (from Tues) - ~2.5 cups
  • Cilantro, fresh - 2 Tbsp, chopped
  • Sour cream (sub plain yogurt) - 1/4 cup

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Prep

  1. Tortillas - Slice into ½” (1.25 cm) x 3” (4.75 cm) strips. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Chop avocados.

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Make

  1. Heat oven to 400F (204C) degrees.
  2. Brush a sheet pan with some cooking oil. Scatter tortilla strips over the top and bake, shaking the pan halfway through, until golden brown and crisp, 8 to 10 minutes. (Watch closely at the end to be sure they don’t burn.)
  3. Heat a saucepan over medium heat. Add cooking oil and corn and saute until corn is heated through. Add leftover beans, tomato juice and stock. Bring to a simmer and cook until all ingredients are hot, 6 to 8 minutes. (Optional: to get a more smooth soup, puree with an immersion blender.)
  4. Serve soup topped with avocado, cilantro leaves, sour cream and crisp tortilla strips. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (100)
Gluten-free (7)
Paleo (12)
Vegetarian (10)

48 reviews

This is fantastic. It's so easy to put together, even if this is something you pcijed from the archives like I did and then you needed to find the fajita recipe to find out how to make the chicken. I'll make this again for sure.

By: Liza
Posted: Dec 17, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Added red pepper flakes! Delish!

By: Angela
Posted: Nov 11, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Overall very tasty! Next time I would sprinkle a little salt on the tortillas.

By: Amy
Posted: Sep 08, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Not my favorite version of chicken tortilla soup - but we enjoyed it.

By: Courtney
Posted: Feb 01, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Absolutely loved this recipe! Going to save this one for sure!

By: Jacqueline
Posted: Nov 20, 2015
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Great soup, but what were the "leftover beans from Tuesday?" Please write what recipe it refers back to (the date) so I know whether the beans were seasoned or not.

By: Julia
Posted: Nov 09, 2015
Diet: Vegetarian
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