We call it Mexican Dump Soup that because this soup has a Mexican spicy flavor, and a lot of ingredients (add some more, omit others - whatever!) that you just dump into one pot. Easy Peasy!
Heat 2 TBS olive oil over medium heat in medium sized pot.
Into pot goes one large onion and 3 celery stalks, chopped:
Chop one red (or green or yellow or whatever you have) pepper and add it to pot:
Have your child
slave helper peel two carrots:
Then dice and add to pot:
Sauté the veggies for about 10 minutes until soft.
Add 2 cloves of peeled garlic:
Add 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes:
And 1 TBS chili powder:
Then 1 1/2 TBS of chicken bouillon base:
And get that helper back in the kitchen to measure and pour 4 cups of water into pot:
Open a can of black beans and a can of corn:
Rinse and drain and dump into pot:
Finally dump a 28 oz. can of tomatoes into pot:
Let it all simmer for about 20 minutes:
Crush some tortilla chips into bowl and sprinkle cheese on top (unless you want to be healthy, in which case you should avoid the chips and cheese):
Some people prefer Doritos:
While others prefer to eat without a baby on their lap, but said baby didn't agree with that preference:
(Yes, that's a pajama shirt, and yes, I did give him some of my corn. Because, really, who could resist that face?)