Beans, a good-quality pantry staple, make this meal healthy, delicious, and affordable.
garlic cloves, minced
cans (14 1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes in juice
cans (15 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained
can (14 1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
package (10 ounces) frozen corn kernels
Coarse salt and ground pepper
crushed tortilla chips, plus more for serving (optional)
fresh lime juice, plus lime wedges for serving
In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium. Cook garlic and chili powder until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add tomatoes (with juice), beans, broth, corn, and 1 cup water; season with salt and pepper.
Bring soup to a boil; reduce to a simmer. Add tortilla chips; cook until softened, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in lime juice, and season with salt and pepper. Serve soup with lime wedges and, if desired, more chips.