This hearty soup is perfect for chilly autumn or winter evenings. Top with tortilla chips and a scoop of shredded cheese and you're guaranteed happy kiddos.
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, smashed
1 tbsp Mexican chili powder
1/2 tsp ground cumin, (optional)
1 tsp dried oregano
1 796-mL can tomatoes, (with liquid)
1 cup chicken broth
1 540-mL can kidney beans, drained, but liquid reserved
1 341-mL can corn niblets, drained, but liquid reserved
In a large saucepan, add vegetable oil and cook the onion and garlic over medium, about 3 min. Add chili powder, cumin and oregano and cook, stirring, another 3 min.
Pour in tomatoes and using a potato masher, mash the tomatoes (they should be chunky but not pureed). Pour in the chicken broth and the reserved corn and bean liquids, and bring to a boil. Simmer for about 20 min.
Add beans and corn and bring to a boil again. Reduce heat and let the soup simmer for 2-3 min. Serve with corn chips or cheese for topping.
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