Monday, October 15, 2012

Warm Me Up Tortilla Soup

Serves 4-6 

1 Tbsp canola oil
1/2 medium onion, diced
Pinch of salt
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped (about 1 Tbsp)
1 Tbsp finely chopped jalapeno (optional)
1 Tbsp cumin
2 tsp chili powder
4 cups vegetable broth
1 (14.5oz) can diced tomatoes w/ green chilies
1 cup frozen corn
2 Tbsp cornmeal mixed w/ 2 Tbsp water
1 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
Salt and pepper to taste
Add oil to a large saucepan and heat for a minute over medium heat.  Add onion, pinch of salt and saute 3-4 minutes.  Add garlic, jalapeno (if using), cumin and chili powder.  Let cook for a few minutes.
Add broth, tomatoes, corn and bring to a boil.  Then turn down heat to low, stir in cornmeal mixture and let simmer uncovered for 25-30 minutes. 
Remove from heat and let sit 10 minutes to cool.  Transfer half the soup to a blender and puree.  Add back into the pot along with black beans and stir.  Serve topped with avocado and tortilla chips.


No comments: