I entirely made this up, and was skeptical for the first 20 or so minutes, but it turned out really good! Odd quantities are because I mostly used what I had on hand.
Black Bean Soup
Time: approx 45 minutes
Tools: one medium sized pot, blendy
1 can no salt added black beans (I would add another can)
1 box vegetable broth
1.5 chicken sausages, sliced and browned (I love True Story brand, and would add a whole or half package next time)
3 bell peppers (this was a lot, you could do less)
4 cloves garlic
1 very small kabocha squash
1 box baby tomatoes
2 tbs masa harina (for thickening and deliciousness)
1.5 tbs cumin (approx)
1 tsp paprika (also approx)
A few confident dashes of cayenne pepper
Salt and pepper to taste
Wow that looks like a lot of ingredients. Chop all the vegetables, duh. Not the baby tomatoes, because those are fruits (I just put them in whole because I hate slicing them.) Sauté the onion and garlic in coconut oil, add the bell peppers and spices and sauté a bit more. Add the broth, black beans, sausage, and box of tomatoes. Bring it to a boil and let it boil pretty raucously for a while to reduce a bit. When it looks like everything is ready to go (maybe 25 minutes?) take out about a cup of the soup (just avoiding the sausage) and blend it with the masa harina until very smooth. Pour that back in, mix it around and voila!
I topped mine with a little balsamic vinegar and horsetooth hot sauce and had brussels sprouts on the side. YUM.
No photo because it’s just not a stunner.