At a loss as to what to cook for dinner last night, I pulled random things from the pantry. What I came up with was met with lots of lip-smacking and "mmm, mmm good!" from the munchkins. They all had seconds, which doesn't happen often with those three!
Black Bean and Kielbasa Soup
1 lb. beef kielbasa
1 yellow onion, diced
2 cans black beans
1 can chicken broth
1 cup salsa or fresh diced tomatoes
salt to taste
sour cream, green onion, shredded cheese and/or cilantro to garnish
Cut kielbasa into bite-sized chunks and place in a skillet with onions and a small amount of oil. Fry until onions are translucent. While kielbasa is cooking, use a food processor or stick blender to combine 1 can of black beans and 1 can of chicken broth. Combine in a large saucepan with remaining can of beans, salsa and/or tomatoes and salt. Cook on medium-high heat approximately 10 minutes, until just starting to bubble. Add kielbasa and onions and cook 1 to 2 minutes more. Serve topped with sour cream, cheese, green onions, cilantro....Enjoy!