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Smoky Black Bean Soup With Chicken Sausage

Smoky Black Bean Soup With Chicken Sausage
Makes: 4  servings Prep 20 mins Cook 25 mins


  • 1 teaspoon  olive oil
  • 1 3 ounce  link precooked spicy chicken sausage, thinly sliced
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon  ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon  dried oregano
  • 2 15 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups  reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 canned chipotle chili in adobo sauce, minced
  • 1/3 cup  reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon  finely grated lime zest
  • 4 teaspoons  freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon  honey
  • Salt


1. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add sausage in a single layer; cook until lightly browned, about 2 minutes. Turn and cook 1 minute more. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels.

2. Add onion and bell pepper to pan; saute until soft, 3 to 4 minutes. Add garlic, cumin and oregano; saute 1 minute more. Stir in beans, broth and chipotle; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer 5 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, combine sour cream, lime zest, 1 teaspoon lime juice and honey in a small bowl.

4. Transfer 1 1/2 cups soup to a blender and puree. Stir puree back into soup; add sausage. Stir in remaining lime juice and season with salt to taste. Serve and top with lime sour cream.

From FitnessMagazine.com