Celebrating My Inner Honey Boo Boo Child

You better redneckonize! SPAM SOUP! Really? Soup from a can of spam? Yes! I have this somewhat spicy black bean soup that I usually put leftover cooked ham in. Well, while cleaning out the pantry I came across a can of spam (the low sodium one of course) and though ‘left over ham’. So, here’s a warm soup for a cool day and clears out a couple of can from the pantry.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans black beans
  • 1 (14 ounce) can chicken broth
  • 1 can of spam cubed
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in the onion, bell pepper, carrot, and garlic, and cook 5 minutes, until tender. Mix in 1 can black beans and chicken broth.

In a blender, puree remaining can of beans until smooth. Mix into the pot. Bring soup to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Mix in ham, cumin, salt, and pepper. Simmer 20 minutes. Garnish with Cheddar cheese and serve with a cool beer and you can add a dash or two of pure Louisiana hot sauce ‘to taste’ as we say.

Spam with Less Sodium

ps. Honey boo boo child in no way endorses this or any other spam, at least not that I’m aware of

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