Joinin' the crowd.... Soup an' Bread
Seems like everyone has their favorite soups to go with their breads this time of year. Well even an ol' carnivore like myself enjoys a nice soup and bread now and again. So here ya have it.
This recipe was given to me by my co-worker, so I do not claim ownership. I do however, find it most excellent!!!
Black Bean & Ham Soup w/ Lime Wedges
1 Large Onion, chopped
1 Large Clove Garlic, finely chopped
1 Medium Stalk of Celery, chopped
2 Teaspoons Parsley
4 oz. Ham, chopped
1 (14.5oz.) Can Reduced Sodium Chicken Broth
1/2 Teaspoon Dried Oregano
1/2 Teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper
1 (15oz.) Can Black Beans, drained
Garnish with Lime Wedges
Drizzle a little extra virgin olive oil, or whatever you use to prevent sticking, into a large saucepan. Add chopped ham and heat over medium heat until hot ( I like it a little seared). Add the onion and garlic and cook for 5 minutes or until onion is tender. Stir in chicken broth, celery, parsley, oregano, and red pepper. Heat to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 10 minutes. During this time remove 1/2 cup of the black beans from the can and mash with a fork or potato masher. At the end of the broths 10 minute simmer add the mashed black beans and the remaining whole black beans into the broth mixture and heat through. Serve with lime wedges.
And don't forget to have some of your favorite bread on the side....