Friday, November 5, 2010

Bargain Meal of the Week: Southwest Black Bean Soup

It's time for another week of Bargain Meals! Erin over at $5 Dinners (a great read!) is hosting a gathering of bloggers all over the Internet, creating frugal meals straight from the sales circulars of their favorite stores. Check it out for even more inspiration. I contribute every week for the current sales at Publix, which run from Wednesday to the following Tuesday. Keep in mind that you do not need to purchase two of a product to get the buy one get one price. Publix marks down their products to half price for the BOGO deals.

This is a great soup for the fall! And for you busy moms out there, this is super quick to make!

Items on sale that can be used in this meal:

Bush’s Best Baked Beans or Grillin Beans 21-28 oz $1.67
-$1 off Bush’s Grillin’ Beans 21-oz Black Bean Fiesta or Texas Ranchero SS 10/3
Final Price: .67¢

Hunt's Tomatoes, price unknown
Hunt's, Whole, Diced or Crushed Can Tomatoes - 10-10-10 SS
Final Price: Cheaper

Johnsonville Brats 13.5-16 oz., $2.99
-.55/1 Johnsnoville Brats printable
Final Price: $2.44

Nabisco Premium Saltine Crackers, 11-16.5 oz., $1.99
-$1/2 Nabisco crackers (Target coupon), excl snack size printable
-$1 off Nabisco Premium Saltine crackers 9 oz + AND canned soup or chili, tearpad
-.75/1 Nabisco crackers, The Secrets of Flavor booklet
-$1/2 Nabisco cookies or crackers, 4.04-26 oz, SS 9/26 (EXP 11/07)
Final Price: use $1/2 Target and $1/2 manufacturer’s, makes it 99¢

Southwest Black Bean Soup


2 cans (15 oz.) black beans
1 pkg. (16 oz.) Johnsonville® Smoked Brats, coin-sliced
1 can (14.5 oz.) tomatoes, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp lime juice
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1/4 c sweet yellow pepper, diced
sour cream, lime wedges, Jalapeno peppers (optional)


In large saucepan, combine black beans, brats, tomatoes, garlic, lime juice and red pepper flakes.

Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer 10-15 minutes.

Garnish with yellow pepper. If desired, serve topped with sour cream, lime wedges and/or jalapeno peppers.

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