1 spray(s) cooking spray
1 medium onion(s), finely chopped
4 clove(s) (medium) garlic clove(s), minced
45 oz canned black beans, undrained, divided (three 15 oz cans)
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, or to taste
1 tsp ground cumin
14 1/2 oz fat-free chicken broth, or vegetable broth
10 oz canned tomatoes with green chilis, such as Rotel Tomatoes
11 oz canned yellow corn, drained
Coat bottom of a large stockpot with cooking spray. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until onions are soft but not brown, about 5 minutes.
Add 2 cans of beans to the sautéed onion mixture, add broth, red pepper flakes and cumin. Use your immersion blender to blend together until mostly smooth.
**If you dont have an immersion blender, you can divide the mixture in 1/2 and use a regular blender to blend, but PLEASE get yourself an immersion blender, I have said it before and I will say it again, its one of my favorite tools in the kitchen
Stir third can of beans (do not puree first), tomatoes and green chilies, and corn into stockpot. Bring to a boil, lower heat to medium and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes. Yields about 1 1/2 cups of soup per serving.