This week, due to the Smith's case lot sale, I have a lot of canned foods. This is a great recipe that is very easy to make and very inexpensive. All the canned foods combined are only $2.00, so I estimate this dinner to be about $3.50, or about .70 per serving.
Tortilla Soup with Black Beans
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
1 can petite diced tomatoes
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can chicken broth
1 can sweet corn
1 cup shredded chicken (optional!)
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 cup crushed tortilla chips
salt & pepper to taste
shredded cheese & sour cream, as toppings if desired
In a large saucepan, heat the oil over medium. Add garlic and cook for about 1 minute. Add chili powder, mix well. Add all remaining ingredients, except add-ins. Bring to a low boil for about 2-3 minutes. Simmer for at least 1/2 hour, preferably 1 hour. Dish into bowls, allow everyone to add their own toppings- chips, cheese, etc. Enjoy!