As another year comes to an end and we look forward to holiday family gatherings, I hope we all stop and remember in our blessings those families who are not together this season because family members are serving their country and are away from their loved ones.
As cold weather sets in and we turn to our “comfort” food recipes – I’m sharing with you a soup recipe shared with me by a neighbor. It’s fabulous for those cold winter days and one of my favorites. Serve with your favorite bread. You can leave out the sausage… but with the sausage “in” – my husband considers it a “manly” meal. Soup and bread are sufficient J
Black Bean & Sausage Soup
2 T. Olive Oil
1 carrot, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp. Cumin
4 oz. Chopped green chilies
2 – 15 oz cans black beans, undrained
1 – 14.5 oz can petite zesty jalapeno diced tomatoes
1 ½ c. chicken broth
1 lb Italian Sausage Links (cooked and sliced) (I use sweet Italian sausage)
Heat oil. Sauté carrot, onion and garlic about 6 minutes, until tender.
Add cumin and green chilies. Add beans, tomatoes & broth.
Bring to a boil, turn heat to low, cover and simmer 15 mins.
Remove 3 cups to blender and puree until smooth, Return pureed liquid to pot
Add sausage and simmer 15 min or until the sausage is hot.