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This spicy black bean soup makes the perfect quick and easy weeknight dinner or simple meal prep recipe for a busy week! Loaded with beans, veggies, and rice - this vegan soup is hearty enough to please even the meatiest of carnivores in your life!
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- Most of the ingredients are pantry staples that you'll likely have on hand or at least be able to easily find at the store. Canned beans, corn, and tomatoes along with a few fresh veggies, broth and rice is all it takes to get this soup on the dinner table tonight!
- It's filled with beans and veggies but tastes oh so comforting! This soup has the best of both worlds - tons of filling, fiber loaded vegetables but SO MUCH flavor that it tastes indulgent. Add some (vegan, if desired) sour cream and tortilla chips for good measure and you've got a balanced dinner that will fill your family up!
- It's the perfect easy meal prep recipe! I love to make a big pot of this on Sunday afternoon and then I know my lunches for the week are taken care of. This soup will stay fresh (stored in an airtight container) in the fridge for up to a week.
Saute onion, green pepper and a large pinch of salt and pepper in olive oil.
Add jalapeno and garlic and continue to saute.
Stir in rice.
Combine everything and simmer over low heat for about 10 minutes or until the rice is cooked through.
Stir in sugar if desired along with juice of 1 lime. Season to taste with salt and pepper, garnish as desired and enjoy!
- If you like a really spicy soup, feel free to add a full 3 teaspoons of chiles in adobo AND leave the ribs and seeds in the jalapeno before adding it to the soup. I like a moderately spicy soup so I typically add two teaspoons of chiles in adobo but still remove the ribs and seeds from the jalapeno. I find that this gives it just the right amount of heat for my (admittedly) delicate palate.
- You could use brown rice or quinoa in place of the regular rice in this recipe. Just simmer your grain of choice in the soup until it is cooked through but still a bit of an al dente bite to it.
- If you have serious meat eaters in your family, feel free to add some taco seasoned ground beef to this dish or even chorizo. However, I would encourage you to serve this (vegan) soup as is to your family first and see if they even notice that there's no meat! It's loaded with so many hearty ingredients that I doubt they'll even be wondering!
- Season this soup with a hearty amount of salt. The one thing that's going to go a long way in boosting the flavors of this soup is salt. Don't be afraid of it! Add several pinches throughout the cooking process, tasting as you go. And be sure to add a little salt after it's all cooked together too.
- If you're using this as a meal prep recipe or planning to eat it at a later date, be sure you season to taste with salt and pepper after you re-heat it each time. This will REALLY bump up the flavors of everything!
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