So, I ran into this recipe recently while scouring the internet for low calorie dishes. This recipe first appeared in Woman’s World magazine last year and some of the reviews I have read on it SWEARS by the soup. One lady claiming she was stuck at a certain weight for weeks, started eating this soup and dropped 1.4 pounds over night. Well, I have been eating it for a couple of days and have not gotten such results but I can tell you one thing. This soup is delicious!!! And by looking at the ingredients, really healthy for you as well. I did tweak a couple of things from the original recipe because of personal preferences, such as it calls for mushrooms and I despise mushrooms! So, here is the recipe:
2 tsp.Olive Oil
1 1/4 lbs. of lean ground turkey (or chicken)
1 medium onion (chopped)
1 bell pepper (seeded and chopped)
4 cloves of garlic (chopped)
1 jalapeno (chopped)
1 (14oz) can of crushes tomatoes
1 (32oz) bottle of reduced sodium spicy tomato juice
1 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
1 (14 oz) can rinsed and drained black beans (navy or pinto can also be used)
1 Tbs. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper (or to taste)
1/2 cup fresh cilantro (chopped)
1. Heat olive oil and brown ground turkey/poultry. Drain and set aside.
2. Saute onion, garlic and peppers until soft (about 5 minutes).
3. Stir in all remaining ingredients (except cilantro) and cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
4. Stir in cilantro and cover and simmer for 10 minutes longer.
Makes 12-14 cups.
1 serving = 3 cups.
Let me know how it works for you. I would love to hear some feed back!