Black Bean Soup
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 4 - 15 - oz. can(s) black beans
  • 10 - oz. can(s) diced tomatoes
  • 1 - small white onion(s)
  • 2 - garlic cloves
  • 1 - tsp ground cumin
  • 1 - Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 - cup(s) chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 - Tbsp cornstarch**
  • - Salt and pepper
  • Side: - dinner rolls**
  • Side: - veggies**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. To large sauce pan, add the undrained cans of black beans, can diced tomatoes and green chilies, chopped white onion, garlic, cumin, lemon juice and chicken or vegetable stock and stir well. Bring to bubbling and then simmer for 15 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl, stir the cornstarch with 2 Tbsp water. Once bubbling, stir in the cornstarchwater mixture and let the soup thicken while it simmers. Add a little more cornstarch if you want it to be thicker. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Warm dinner rolls.
  4. Prepare veggies.
  5. Serve Black Bean Soup with rolls and veggies.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Finely chop 2 small onions. Crush 4 cloves garlic.
  2. Open 8 cans of black beans.
  3. Open 2 cans of diced tomatoes with green chiles.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • Half of the canned black beans, undrained
  • Half of the diced tomatoes with green chilies, undrained
  • Half of the chopped onion
  • Half of the crushed garlic
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or in a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to the saucepan for reheating.

Special notes

Do NOT add cornstarch to bag before freezing. Use vegetable stock for vegetarian meal.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free side like rice or potatoes.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Black Bean Soup

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and add contents of baggie to saucepan. Bring to bubbling over medium high heat and then reduce to low and simmer for 15 minutes.
Add 1 Tbsp cornstarch to thicken soup.
Serve with dinner rolls and veggies.

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