Easy Black Bean Soup

Well, not a great picture :-). This is another taken from the ward cookbook. You could easily make this a meatless meal by omitting the chicken and using veggie broth - I think it would be just as good. We thought this was tasty and it was easy to just throw all the ingredients together really quickly!

- 1/2 onion, chopped
- 1 lg portabella mushroom or 8 oz. button mushrooms, chopped (I used a portabella)
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 can chicken broth
- 1 c. mild salsa
- 2 cans black beans
- 1 can cooked chicken
- 1 can corn
- grated cheese, sour cream, tortilla chips, etc. to top

- Cook onion until translucent. Add mushrooms and garlic and cook until mushrooms are tender.
- Add broth and salsa and cook 10 minutes.
- Add beans and heat through. Blend soup mixture coarsely, then add cans chicken and corn.
- Serve with a sprinkle of cheese if you like and crushed chips.