Monday, October 20, 2008

black bean tortellini soup

I originally got this recipe here. It was in the Family Fun October 2000 issue. I love that magazine & don't get it anymore... Kristy gave me her copy this month & it got me thinking of this soup. I used to make it all the time & it's one of Brett's favorites. I changed the recipe up a bit to suit my family & my own tastes. We really love it.
It's different than the other soups I make. It's healthy- full of fiber & really good.
If you give it a try, let me know :)

3 tsp. canola oil

1 medium onion chopped

1/4 cup minced/chopped carrots

1 tsp minced garlic

1 can diced tomatoes & juice blended (my kids don't like tomato chunks in soup..?)

3 cans black beans drained & rinsed

8 cups water

10 chicken bouillon cubes

1 tsp. each dried oregano & dried basil

1/2 tsp black pepper

salt to taste

19 oz. bag of frozen cheese tortellini

In a large soup pot, saute the onion & carrot in the oil until translucent. Add the garlic & stir for maybe 30 seconds. Add everything else except the tortellini & simmer for 5 minutes. Then add the tortellini & simmer until tender. This is a surprisingly fast dinner! I served it with garlic cheese bread.


Kristy said...

This looks really yummy! I am sure my kids won't eat it but Kelly and I surely will! I will have to make it when the kids are happy with macs and cheese!

Janae said...

This looks like a very yummy soup. I love soup once fall and winter hits. I will have to give this one a try:)

Megan said...

I made this last night and it turned out awesome! Make sure you have a really big pot when you make it though! Mine was almost too small!!! This is a great recipe because it is cheap and makes a lot.