Sunday, September 15, 2013

Smoky Black Bean,Chicken Sausage and Quinoa Soup

This is a healthy soup just packed with flavor and although it will be good anytime of the year it is perfect for the fall and winter season.  When I started to make the soup I wondered if the Quinoa would have enough body to hold up with the sausage, but it turned out really good. We will be enjoying this soup over and over again this season and many seasons to come.

Smoky Black Bean, Chicken, Sausage and Quinoa Soup



Smoky Black Bean, Chicken Sausage and Quinoa Soup
Miz Helen's Kitchen
Ingredients
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 package precooked spicy chicken sausage, thinly sliced
1 large onion, finely chopped
1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
2 15 ounce cans black beans, rinsed and drained
2 cups chicken broth
1 canned chipotle chili in adobo sauce, minced
1/2 bottle beer
2 limes, juiced
1tablespoon honey
Salt to taste
For The Quinoa
Ingredients
1 cup quinoa
2 cups chicken broth
Garnish
Sour Cream and lime zest
Directions
In a medium saucepan bring 1 cup  Quinoa and 2 cups chicken broth to a boil, cover and reduce heat to simmer, cook covered for 17 minutes.
In a large skillet, heat the olive oil and brown the Chicken Sausage, remove browned Chicken Sausage to a paper towel lined dish and set aside
To the skillet, add the onion and bell pepper and saute until the onions are clear
Add the garlic, cumin, oregano and onion powder, continue to saute for another minute
Stir in the drained, rinsed black beans, chicken broth and chipotle; bring to boil, reduce heat to simmer
Add lime juice, honey and beer, let simmer
Add the cooked quinoa and let simmer on low for another 4 minutes
Add the Chicken Sausage and stir well
Garnish with sour cream and the zest of lime
Miz Helen's Recipe Tips
I did not add any salt, it was perfect season without it

I added 2 chipotle chili's instead of one
1/2 bottle of beer was substituted with 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
We drizzled lime juice on top of each bowl of soup and then added sour cream and lime zest before serving.  This is a very healthy and great tasting soup!
 Adapted FromLearning Patience

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It is always good to spend time with you when you can come out to the country for the day.  Hope you have a fabulous week and come back to see me real soon!
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen


20 comments:

  1. Mmmmm...this does look like an excellent soup!

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  2. Dear Miz Helen, I love a hearty and comforting soup like this...I'm so looking forward to fall cooking. This looks delish! Blessings, Catherine xo

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  3. What a perfect way to herald in Fall. I'm from Group A of the SRC. Just snooping around for some new recipes. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Hooray, one more delicious way to incorporate quinoa into the menu for Fall.

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  5. Your photos are absolutely beautiful. I beginning to feel like fall is here. Give me soup anytime of the year. I love it.

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  6. Hello from Trinidad! I'm so happy you liked the soup - it's always a HUGE hit and it freezes really well too!
    p.s. My blog is called Learning Patience, but that's OK.

    xoxo from Trinidad

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  7. What an awesome soup! I'd love to try it.

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  8. Yum! What an amazing dinner! Lovely photos, also. :) Happy Monday, Miz Helen!

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  9. As always Miz Helen, sounds delicious! Great pick for the fall

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  10. This soup looks perfect for a chilly, fall night! Great SRC choice!

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  11. This is my kinda of dish - perfect for the fall!

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  12. a lot of quinoa this month!! keeping this in mind for a cooler fall day thanks

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  13. Sounds wonderful. I'm totally pinning it.

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  14. This is on my to do list to try soon. Bet I can make it with a gluten free beer, too!

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  15. Yum. I love soups, especially rich and hearty ones - this one certainly looks like it fits the bill! Great choice!

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  16. This soup has everything and looks like the kind, I would like to eat, in front of the fireplace, if I had one.

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  17. This looks delicious. Love the flavors. Have a great week.

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  18. Miz Helen, with cooler temperatures, this soup looks and sounds so good. Your photos are really good. Thanks for choosing this for SRC. I'll be saving this one.

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  19. Just mouthwatering...looks delicious!

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