Thursday, October 13, 2011

Black Bean and Butternut Squash Soup

We eat soup once a week. My kids like it I like it Brian likes it, its cheap, and healthy and wonderful. Plus soup in the fall just seems to be appropriate.

Now this soup is not the most attractive soup and in the world it kind of has a certain brownish color that is not the best but the flavor makes up for what it lacks in presentation. No picture for this reason.

Heres the recipe.

olive oil to prepare the pan.
1 onion minced
8 cups of stock...I used homemade chicken stock but you could use veggie or beef.
1 butter nut squash peeled and diced
1 bag of black beans that have been soaked. I suppose you could substitue canned.
1 clove of garlic
1 tblsp chili powder
1 tblsp cumin
salt to your liking.

Sautee onion in your soup pot. Add all the rest of your ingredients cook for 40 minutes and voila you have yourself some soup. It maybe one of the easiest soups to make in the world.

Now heres how i do could eat as is, or puree it. I pureed is and served over brown rice. This gives it a bit more substance and my family likes themselves some brown rice.

Other topping option would be
-sour cream
-green onion
the possibilities are endless.


1 comment:

Ed / Julie said...

Not sure this would go over in my family...but I do love a good soup!