A few weeks ago I was in the grocery store, waiting in a long line and enjoying the few moments of shopping without a tag along, I innocently struck up a conversation with the couple behind me. I commented on one of the items in their cart, they indulged this dietitian and shared with me their recipe for their family favorite Black Bean Soup. On this particularly cold Kansas City day, I resisted the urge to run back to gather all the necessary ingredients to make this recipe for myself that evening and instead made mental notes to jog my memory for another snowy day. This is my re-creation of my grocery store friends’ recipe. It has quickly become a family favorite, thinned with broth for a soup or omit the broth all together for a rich and savory chili.
When I heard the Recipe ReDux theme for January was eating healthy on a budget I knew this recipe was IT. It is healthy, inexpensive, and the easiest ever! I hope that you take this, make it, and share it with the person in line behind you at the grocery store. It a recipe too good and too easy not to be passed along. Maybe I should change the name to friendship black bean soup?