Hearty Black Bean Soup (Source: adapted from bettycrocker.com)


1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1 medium onion, chopped

3 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1 pound lean ground turkey

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon chili powder

Salt and pepper to taste

2 cans (15 ounce each) black beans, drained and rinsed

1 14.5 ounce diced tomatoes

1 7 ounce can fire-roasted diced green chiles

2 cups salsa

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice


1. In a Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook for about 5 minutes or until onion is translucent.

2. Add the turkey; sprinkle with cumin and chili powder. Cook until the turkey is completely browned.

3. Add beans, tomatoes, green chiles, salsa, and lime juice. Season with salt and pepper. Heat to boiling, reduce heat to simmer. Taste soup; add more seasoning as necessary. Simmer up to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.