When it gets cold make this soup. Not only will it warm you up when you eat it, the bonus is when you are sleeping you will ride the toot toot train and keep yourself warm under the covers.
Seriously, I love Panera Bread’s black bean soup and tonight I made a soup comparable to that, which is totally awesome because Panera Bread is 20 minutes away! The listed ingredients made a lot and I will put some in my friend Mr. Freezer for later in the season.
1 medium uncooked onion, finely chopped
4 medium garlic cloves, minced
45 oz canned black beans, un-drained, divided (three 15 oz cans)
1⁄2 tsp red pepper flakes, or to taste
1 tsp ground cumin
141⁄2 oz fat free chicken broth or vegetable broth
10 oz canned tomatoes with green chilies
11 oz canned yellow corn, drained