Friday, January 13, 2012

Meatless Monday Grocery List: Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup

It's snowing as I type this and the boys couldn't be more excited.

R left for school this morning with plans for Big Snow Fun after school. I don't have the heart to tell them it is pretty hard to make a snowman with a mere 1 inch (if that) of snow on the ground, but maybe Old Man Winter will bring some more as the day progresses.

Snowy weather always makes me think of soup. For this coming Monday's Meatless Healthy Eating Challenge, here's a slow cooker soup that will warm you right up!

Added Bonus: there is pureed pumpkin in the soup, making this a pretty powerful bowl of soup! You can also use pureed sweet potato or winter squash (sold pureed in the frozen foods section of your grocery) in place of the pumpkin.

Grocery list for Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup

1 onion
2 cloves garlic
1 jalapeno
cilantro (if using)

3 -15 oz cans black beans -OR- 1 pound dried black beans
1 - 15 oz can tomatoes with green chilies
1 - 15 oz can pumpkin puree
1 quart vegetable broth
corn muffins -OR- corn muffin mix+ingredients to make the box

light sour cream (if using)
shredded cheddar (if using)

chili powder
ground cumin
dried oregano
hot sauce (if using)

LinkLife is sweet,

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