Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Black Beans and Smoked Sausage Soup
I woke up this morning to find us in the midst of yet another winter storm. There is only one thing to do in a case like this and that's load up something warm and comforting in the crock pot and pray the power doesn't go out!
I foraged through the pantry and fridge and found the ingredients to make a black bean soup with kielbasa. Here's how I put it together:
Black Bean and Smoked Sausage Soup
1lb smoked kielbasa sausage, sliced thin
1 onion, finely chopped
2 Tbs garlic, minced
1 tsp cumin
3 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp oregano
3 15oz cans black beans
Brown sausage & onion in a skillet over medium heat. Drain off fat
In a blender, puree one can of undrained beans.
Add the pureed beans and the other 2 cans of beans (drain one of them) into the crock pot.
Add the garlic and seasonings. Salt and pepper to taste.
Add the sausage and onions and cook (low 6-8 hours or high 4-5 hours)
I'm going to serve this over some cooked rice with a Caesar salad. The house smells amazing and I think the guys will appreciate this when they get home from work! Hope you're weather is better where you are! If not, I hope you're riding the storm out safe and warm!