Recipe by HEDDY66
"A yummy soup that even picky kids will love! Red beans and black beans are mildly seasoned and simmered in vegetable broth. With these ingredients this is a healthy vegetarian soup with a complete protein. If you add the chili powder, leave out the maple syrup. It totally changes the taste. Garnish with sour cream, green onions and tortilla chips for a festive meal. This is great served with cornbread."
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chili powder, or to taste
ground black pepper
2 (15 ounce) cans
black beans, drained and rinsed
2 (15.5 ounce) cans
canned red beans, drained and rinsed
1 (15 ounce) can
whole kernel corn, with liquid
1 (14.5 ounce) can
crushed tomatoes, with liquid
Just wanted to clarify- with the 2 optional ingredients, do not leave them both out. You should choose one or the other of them. If you choose the chili powder (add it right before the broth) the flavor is kind of reminiscent of chili, if you leave out the chili powder and use the maple syrup instead, you get my 8 year old daughter's favorite soup in the world.;-) Of course, you may substitute chicken broth for the vegetable broth, and it still tastes wonderful, but obviously it is no longer vegetarian. Enjoy!
This was the blandest soup I have ever made. Not sure I can even call this a "base" soup. I followed the directions exactly then went back to double check that I didn't make an error. I made the maple syrup version, it didn't have any flavor besides the beans, so I added salt and a general no salt seasoning and red pepper flakes. It helped but it still wasn't good. I noticed most of the good reviews were for the version using the chili powder.
awesome! I'm not sure why, even though I chose to make this recipe, I wasn't that thrilled about it while making it. GREAT flavor! I halved the recipe (dummy me forgot to get 2 cans of each bean. Next time I'll go un-canned and do dryed beans, fresh tomatoes, etc.
YUM!! My family absolutely loved this recipe, even my children. I had to substitute one of the cans of red beans for white beans and it still came out just great. I added in the maple syrup and 1 tbls of the chili powder. I also added in 4 servings of whole grain brown rice while simmering to add more "bulk" to the soup. We grated cheddar cheese over the tops of our bowls and let it melt....soooo good! This recipe made a huge pot that will feed my family of 4 for 2 meals, and cost less than $5!! Thanks for sharing this one!
Great, used 1/2 can of Rotel tomatoes to add extra flavor to the Chili powder version. Also added Barley for a healthy grain. Kids liked it too because they couldn't see any tomatoes!
I made this for a chuch function last night, but left out the maple syrup. It was HUGE hit!
I made this with the maple syrup... it was ok, but nothing to write home about. Needs a little more flavor. I'll have to play with it to make it just right, but my kids had a hard time eating it.
I made the maple syrup version, and I have to agree with other reviewers that said it was bland. However, it wasn't so bland that I wouldn't have eaten it as it was, so I don't think this is a bad recipe. It thickened up really nicely. For my tastes, though, I added some curry - which made it AWESOME. (But then, I love curry!) Next time I make it, I'll either try the chili powder version or skip the syrup altogether and just use curry. Thanks for the recipe!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Heddy's Black and Red Bean Soup
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 209
** Calories from Fat: 32
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