Hearty Black Bean Soup

bean soup

Another very simple recipe that I thought I was throwing together to just get some food in me but turned out to taste really great as well. This has just a small amount of brown rice as I am trying to reduce whole grain intake each day. Getting off of the Dr. McDougall starch train and back on to the Eat to Live bean train. I ate this on a rainy night while watching Bates Motel (fantastic show!) curled up on the couch with a fuzzy blanket. Perfect end to a stress-filled day!

Hearty Black Bean Soup Recipe


  • 2 cans of low sodium black beans (1 can rinsed, 1 can not rinsed)
  • 1/2 cup of cooked brown rice
  • 1 can of low sodium tomatoes
  • 1 cup (packed) baby spinach leaves
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of Mrs. Dash Extra Spicy
  • ground pepper


Throw everything except the spinach into a pan and cook about 10 minutes over medium-high heat stirring occasionally. Add spinach and allow to wilt. Next time I make it, I will probably add more spinach! Enjoy!~ Amanda Rae

There is nothing like soup. It is by nature eccentric: no two are ever alike, unless of course you get your soup in a can. Laurie Colwin, ‘Home Cooking’ 

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