Thursday, March 18, 2010

soup success!

I love bean soups, but Dan usually feels sort of "meh" about them. He eats them because I've lovingly prepared them, but I don't think it's something he'd eat on his own.

Tonight's soup, however, was a major success! I loved this one, and Dan scarfed down two huge bowlfulls -- must have been at least a little bit tasty, right?

Southwestern Tomato and Pinto Bean Soup, from Eating Well:

I know it doesn't look like much, (and reading the ingredient list, it honestly didn't sound like much, either,) but I'm so glad I took a chance on this recipe! I think the combination of roasted poblano and ground cumin make this soup something special. Even though the ingredients are short and sweet, it's a near-perfect combination of smoky, savory, and delicious! Cornbread muffins seemed like the perfect accompaniment, and even though I accidentally left the oil out of the muffins, they still turned out well enough to be enjoyed for dinner tonight.

NOTE: the linked recipe calls for 1 can of diced green chiles; I used one roasted poblano instead of the chiles, which is suggested in the cookbook.

I think I'm going to have to renew this cookbook . . . once or three times!


Anonymous said...

This sounds wonderful. I also love bean soup and Brent is not such a huge fan. I'm always looking for new ones to test on him though.

Vic Robinson said...

Soups are one of my favorite food types. Add beans and how can you go wrong? :)

Emily said...

Yum! My BF feels the same way about bean soups so I usually end up freezing a lot of it...but this...he might just go for! It sounds wonderful!