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Friday, August 14, 2009

Low Sodium - Almost Instant - Chili Soup

This soup is a relative of my Almost Instant, Low Sodium Potato Soup. The recipe was concocted a day or so ago when I couldn't find anything for lunch to suit my fancy. It has all of five ingredients and all you do is mix them in a pot, heat, stir, and enjoy.

You will need:
  • 1 - 14.5 ounce can of diced tomatoes, no salt added
  • 1 - 15.5 ounce can of Cuban Style Black Beans
  • 2 t. of chili powder
  • 1/2 of one Chipotle Pepper
  • 1/2 cup red wine
Mix the ingredients in a pan, simmer for 5 or 10 minutes and enjoy.

Makes 4 servings.

You can, of course, adjust the heat with more or less chili powder, more or less chipotle pepper. Be careful with the chipotles. Lots of heat there

The Cuban Style Black Beans came from Trader Joes. You could substitute no salt black beans and add a bit of spice. (coriander, cumin, dried onion, etc) That would substantially decrease the sodium.

The counts for a one cup serving of this version of Almost Instant Chili Soup
  • Calories 120
  • Fat 0.5 mg
  • Sodium 400 mg
  • Fiber 6
Weight Watcher Points for a one cup serving 2