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This easy and cost-efficient recipe is a great addition to your weeknight dinner schedule. It’s also great to make in a crockpot or on a Sunday to have lunches for the week. Black beans are high in protein, fiber, antioxidants and contain heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

Black Bean Soup-200x137Ingredients:

1(1 lb) bag of dried black beans

6 cups water

1 tbsp coconut oil

1 large onion, chopped

1 pepper, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 (1lb 12oz) can crushed tomatoes

1 bay leaf

2 tsp cumin

1 tsp oregano

1 tsp liquid aminos (or 1 tsp salt)

1 tbsp chili powder (less if you prefer)

Siracha sauce, to taste

Preparation:

Soak beans for 2 hours in large pot. Drain, then add water and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 2-3 hours.

Saute onion, pepper, garlic in coconut oil in frying pan (preferably cast iron or stainless steel). Add vegetable mixture to pot of cooked beans. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for about 30 minutes.

Serve with avocado
, cilantro or Greek yogurt as garnish.

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