Black Bean and Beef Soup

Ingredients:

1 lb. extra lean ground beef

1 medium onion, chopped

1 can black beans, with juice

1 ½ cups water

1 can black bean soup

1 container of salsa

¼ cup chopped green onions

½ grated low-fat cheddar cheese

½ cup low-fat sour cream

Directions:

Sauté meat and onion in large, heavy saucepan. Stir to keep from sticking. Drain to remove any grease. Add soup, water, black beans and salsa to saucepan. Simmer for 30-45 minutes. Serve hot and top with green onions, cheese and sour cream. Yield 4-6 servings.

Our Healthy Hints: Black beans are high in protein, fiber, iron and B vitamins all of which are good for maintaining good health and fighting chronic diseases.

Bariatric Bites: Along with the above, beans will help prevent constipation due to their high fiber content. Don’t forget to hydrate!

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