White Bean Taco Soup

I love this soup because its super fast and easy to make; it’s one of those meals I can throw together when there’s only 30 minutes left til dinner time :); which happens sometimes. I love this soup topped with avocado, but I like SO many things topped with avocado so that’s really no surprise.

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If you don’t have canned beans, you’ll need to plan ahead and cook your white beans earlier on in the day, or the week, as they cook for a long time; a couple of hours on the stove or several hours on high in the crock pot. I tend to make this when I already have cooked beans on hand, either in the fridge from when I made them earlier that week, or as cans, because it is a fast, yummy, and still nutritious dinner, one that others will never know only took you a few minutes to pull together.

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THE RECIPE:

White Bean Taco Soup

1/2 Tbsp olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
4 cans Great Northern Beans or White Beans, rinsed and drained (or you can cook your own)
4 c vegetable or chicken broth
1 1/2 c salsa (I like medium heat, but feel free to use whatever kind of salsa you like)
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp celery salt
Added to individual bowls: mozzarella cheese , grated
Optional: 2 c cooked, diced/shredded chicken
Optional Toppings: avocados, tortilla chips, sour cream

In a medium saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring often, until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the beans, broth, salsa, oregano and celery salt(and chicken if you’re using it; or you can add them to individual bowls at the end if not everyone likes meat). Warm over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the soup comes to a simmer. Reduce heat and spoon into individual bowls. While still hot, and a small handful of cheese and stir to melt. Serve with optional toppings.

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