It has been a rainy few weeks and there is nothing like a warming soup to fuel up on comfort on those soggy days.
Make this one for your family and let us know how it turns out, this soup is one of my faves. You can make a little less spicy for the kiddos, but eating spicy foods is a great way to heat yourself up from the inside. It has also been shown to increase your metabolism. Black beans are also a wonderful source of protein, fibre, and iron.
Many times after delivering a baby, women’s iron stores can be low, resulting in fatigue. This soup provides you with ample iron as it contains lots of black beans.
My preferred method for cooking black beans is to soak them overnight, rinse them, then simmer them until soft (about 45 minutes to 1 hour). If you forget to soak your beans, you can just boil them, or use two cans of cooked black beans. Don’t forget to rinse your canned beans however! And try to choose canned beans that are BPA free.
This recipe has been adapted from The New Canadian Basic Cookbook.
Hugs and warm coziness,