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As I mentioned on Facebook the other day, I LOVE making soups!  They’re fairly cheap, easy to make and most recipes are actually really healthy.  For this reason, I do soups year-long, but especially during the cold months to warm us up.

AND… if you’re ready to lose some of those added holiday pounds from Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years… soups can help you rid those extra pounds fairly quick.

So today I’m sharing some healthy soup recipes with you…chili-soup-recipe-30-minutes and I love using my red dutch oven to cook and simmer all my soups!  Do you use a dutch oven?

Chili in 30 Minutes

Ingredients:

2 Tablespoon olive oil
6 medium onions, chopped
2 medium carrots, chopped
2 tablespoon finely chopped jalapeno pepper
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2-4 tablespoons chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2-28-ounce can plus 2-14 ounce can whole tomatoes, chopped, with juices
2 teaspoons brown sugar
½ teaspoon salt
4 15-ounce cans kidney beans, rinsed
2/3 cup bulgur  (or toss in some cooked ground beef if you’re a meat lover)
1 cup non-fat pain yogurt for garnish (optional)
2/3 cup chopped scallions for garnish (optional)
½ cup chopped fresh cilantro for garnish (optional)
*At the “White” house here we love adding some “Fritos” on top. Delighted

Instructions:

Using a Dutch oven, turn your a burner on medium heat.  (Your Dutch oven should have the oil in it.)  Add the chopped vegetables, along with the chili powder and cumin. Cook the vegetables and spices until the onions and carrots are soft. This will take about 5 to 7 minutes.

Add the contents of the tomatoes, sugar and salt to the pan. Cook the ingredients for 5 minutes set at high. Reduce the heat to low and then stir in the beans and bulgur. Simmer the ingredients until the chili has thickened, which will be about 15 minutes.

Serve the chili with any of the garnish above, if desired.

(12 servings about 1 1/3 cup each)

Featured Book:
500 Soups: The Only Soup Compendium You’ll Ever Need

Here’s some great Soup Recipes that I found on other blogs to warm you up during the winter cold months…

Cheesy Potato Soup

http://creativekkids.com/freezer-fridays-cheesy-potato-soup/

Lentil Soup with Beef

http://fourseasongourmet.com/lentil-soup-with-beef/

Crockpot Red Beans and Rice

http://littlemagnoliakitchen.blogspot.com/2012/08/crock-pot-red-beans-and-rice.html

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