This Speedy Salsa Soup is one of those great last minute suppers when you want something flavorful but don’t have the time to put into it. You can make it exactly like I did in this tutorial or just use the basic premise of the recipe and customize it to your tastes or what you have on hand. I seldom make this soup the same way twice! It is reminiscent of Taco Soup, but with fewer ingredients and even less fuss (is that even possible?).
To see how I make this soup before I pack up and hit the road, just scroll down 🙂
You’ll need: Garlic Powder, Cilantro, Salsa*, Shredded Cooked Chicken, Black Beans, Corn*, Heavy Cream*, and Chicken Broth*.
Salsa – This is really the only thing you truly need as a base for this soup. The salsa gives it flavor and zest and really helps a wonderful soup come together with minimum effort. I use mild but you can use medium or hot if you prefer.
Corn – I like corn. I usually use one can but I grabbed two for some reason when I did this tutorial. Two is a bit much. I am going to only list one in the ingredients.
Heavy Cream – You can leave this out entirely and the soup will still be delicious. I like how it adds a light creaminess to the broth.
Chicken Broth – I make mine out of hot water and bouillon cubes to save money and space in my pantry.
First thing you want to do is drain and rinse your black beans.
I love black beans but if you use that liquid in the can, everything you cook tastes like straight black beans. At least it does to me.
Ready for the full instructions on this soup?
Dump everything in a pot.
That’s it! Now stir this and bring it just to a boil over medium high heat, stirring ever so often. Then reduce heat to low and let it simmer for a few minutes or until you get hungry or just go ahead and eat it right then.
If you like, or are in the mood to, add in a little heavy cream. Stir and heat for just a few more minutes.
Serve topped with cheese, tomatoes, sour cream, guacamole, or whatever you grab first.
Don’t turn your back because someone is liable to smell it and come steal your bowl!
- 24 ounce jar mild or hot salsa about 2.5 cups - can use less if you want
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cilantro
- 2 cans black beans rinsed
- 1 can corn undrained
- 3 cups broth I use chicken bullion cubes to make my own and save money
- 2 cups shredded cooked chicken about
- 1 cup heavy ceeam optional
- Dump everything into a pot.
- Bring just to a boil.
- Reduce heat and simmer for 5-10 minutes.
- Serve warm.
“You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.”
~Louise L. Hay
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I make something similar by cooking chicken in crockpot, covered with salsa. Add other ingredients and heat through. YUM! Will try this variation soon….how can you go wrong with heavy cream? 😉
Perfect for one of “those” days! And I have everything I need in the pantry and freezer!!!
This is right up my alley! Gotta go get me some black beans! YUM!
HELP! For those Northern Southerners, (Canadian 🙂 ) What is QVC, and are there any other places to get the bowl and plate set? Many thanks for the help!
Michael in Canada
QVC is a television channel that sells products. A home shopping channel. I am not sure of anywhere else that sells them right off hand.
Do you have any American friends you could have order it and shipped to or are you away from the border?
Michael, QVC sells online as well. They runs special prices on their shows, but most of their products are available on their site.
Here is the link for the soup and sandwich set. (I have the piggies myself.)
Oh my! Made this tonight, as my original
Plan fell through. It was insanely easy and I doubled it.
I am so glad you liked it Jennifer!!
Love the Temp-Tations chicken bowl/plate set. Genius use of salsa in the soup, will be making this soon.
🙂 To make it a bit healthier is to use either fat-free half-n-half or a can or two of skim evaporated milk. All the yummy without all the fat. 🙂
This soup is pretty healthy as is but I love when people customize for their tastes and needs! 🙂