1 pound ground beef
1 onion, diced
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon cumin
1 tablespoon chili powder
A pinch of garam masala (optinal)
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tablespoon red chili flakes
1 package mirapoix (onion, celery and carrot mixture)
1 can black beans, drained
1 can diced tomatoes
1 bag frozen corn or about 1 cup fresh, cooked sweet corn cut from the cob
1 bottle tomato juice or V8
1. In large skillet, brown ground beef with diced onions. Add black pepper, cumin, chili powder and garam masala. Set aside.
2. Heat olive oil in a soup pot and add in chili flakes to taste and crushed garlic. Let the oil slowly warm the spices. Then add package of mirapoix and cook through.
3. Add in black beans, dices tomatoes and corn. Add in enough tomato juice or V8 until the soup is the consistency you enjoy. Simmer at least an hour.
Recipe and photo originally appeared at www.lilybitdifferent.com