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Dear Readers,

Saw this recipe in the Costco Connection Magazine that was submitted by a Costco customer.  Tried it and really like it – so did “hubby”.  In fact he remarked that it was perfect with a cold beer!

Quick Black Bean Soup

2 cans organic black beans

1 cup low-sodium salsa

1 cup chicken broth

1 to 2 teaspoons taco seasoning (recipe follows)

Chopped cilantro

Tortilla strips

Add two cans of organic black beans to your blender.  Then add 1 cup salsa and blend until it is at the desired consistency.  Add about 1 cup chicken broth to thin out soup.  Stir in taco seasoning and transfer to saucepan and heat.  Garnish with chopped cilantro and crispy tortilla strips.

Makes 2 hearty servings.

Taco Seasoning:

1 tablespoon chili powder

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon onion powder

1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1/4 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1-1/2 teaspoons cumin

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon pepper

Mix together and store in air-tight container.

Hope you enjoy the soup and remember to

Keep smilin’!

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