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Red Mole Black Bean Soup

By eatwelleatcheap, member

April 26th, 2009

This challenge couldn't have come at a better time—we had a refrigerator full of items that needed to be used up. Fortunately, they went well together: homemade vegetable stock,* red mole paste from Trader Joe's, leftover diced canned tomatoes and black beans, and stale corn tortillas. Also, we had a ripe avocado, cilantro, and a leftover chunk of queso fresco for garnishing. (The queso fresco gives this vegetarian dish a "meaty" texture.) From our pantry we added onion, garlic, cumin, oregano, chili powder, and Bragg's Liquid Aminos. The resulting soup is thick and flavorful...and, best of all, free!

* We always make our own veggie stock from vegetable trimmings, saving them in the freezer until we have a large Ziploc's worth, then simmering them for half an hour.



Recipe Used: My own design - Ruth Hamel

posted in: Gallery, vegetarian, mexican
Comments (3)

eatwelleatcheap writes: We noticed last week that Dean and Deluca stores carry red mole in a jar. Posted: 12:04 pm on July 13th

eatwelleatcheap writes: Hi, Pielove. Trader Joe's red mole may well have been discontinued—our jar is so old that I couldn't read the price tag! I'm sorry to hear that, though; it's a good product.

I agree about tortillas. Fresh or stale or baked into chips, there's always something you can do with them... Posted: 4:51 pm on April 27th

Pielove writes: Hey, can you still get red mole paste at your TJ's? Here in Chicago they told me it was discontinued-- I was really sad. The soup looks great-- I love stale tortillas in soup.

pie Posted: 8:09 pm on April 26th

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