Chipotle Black Bean Tortilla Soup Video

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Chipotle Black Bean Tortilla Soup | A Couple Cooks Pretty Simple Cooking

Words are helpful to describe food and cooking, but seeing the process is even more powerful. We wanted to give you a glimpse of what a recipe from Pretty Simple Cooking looks like in person, and we chose this Chipotle Black Bean Tortilla Soup. It’s one of our favorite quick soups that turns out beautiful with all the garnishes.  Take a look below–and tell us you dance in the kitchen too?

Did you catch my Salt Bae impression?

As you saw, one of our secret ingredients to amp up vegetarian dishes is adobo sauce from a can of chipotle peppers. This ingredient is in several of our recipes in the book: for example, our red and green enchiladas, and the chipotle aioli sauce for cauliflower tacos. All you need from the can is a bit of the sauce (not the hot peppers!). Typically, we freeze the remainder of the can for later use. Using only a tablespoon of the adobo sauce gives this tortilla soup big flavor without making it overly spicy.

If you can find it, frozen fire-roasted corn brings big flavor to the tortilla soup. And what sends it over the top is the garnishes: homemade tortilla strips, radishes, cilantro, and a squeeze of tangy lime, making for a healthy, vibrant bowl meal.

This chipotle black bean tortilla soup is vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free, so it fits a variety of diets. I showed this video to a room of 5th graders on Career Day and it got VERY enthusiastic responses (much more than I would have imagined!). We’ve tested it on all sorts of kiddos so we think we can slap the kid-friendly label on it as well.

The recipe is available in our book, Pretty Simple Cooking! We hope you enjoyed the peak behind the scenes into our kitchen.

This recipe is…

Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, plant-based, and dairy-free.

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    February 18, 2018 at 10:10 am

    I made this soup for the #PrettySimpleDinnerParty and all my friends LOVED it! They couldn’t believe I had thrown it together in less than 30 minutes. I’ll definitely be making this a staple meal in the winter.

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      March 14, 2018 at 1:41 pm

      Ooo we’re so glad to hear this was a hit at the Pretty Simple Dinner Party! This one always surprises me that the flavor is so developed after just 30 minutes — it’s that magic adobo sauce :) Thanks for making it, Claire!

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    February 19, 2018 at 11:51 am

    Great video (you have an easy to listen to, soothing voice) and the soup looks yummy! Is there an accompanying recipe? Thanks!

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      March 14, 2018 at 1:39 pm

      Thank you so much! Haha about a soothing voice — I’m so glad :) The recipe is actually in our new cookbook — Pretty Simple Cooking! It’s available on Amazon and everywhere books are sold!

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