Serving Size:1 1/2 cups main dish or 6 (1-cup) side dish
Makes:6 1/4 cups
Start to Finish:45 mins
Black Bean and Chard Soup with Masa Dumplings
For dumplings, in a medium bowl combine masa harina, 1/2 cup warm water, 2 Tbsp. of the oil, and 1/4 tsp. of the salt. Stir in queso fresco and cilantro.
In a large saucepan heat remaining 1 Tbsp. oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook 5 minutes or until onion is tender, stirring occasionally. Add ground ancho pepper, crushed red pepper, and remaining 1/4 tsp. salt; cook and stir 1 minute more. Stir in broth, beans, and 1 cup water. Bring to boiling.
Meanwhile, roll dumpling dough until 1/2 inch thick. Cut into 1/2-inch cubes. When soup is boiling, stir in Swiss chard and dough cubes. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 3 to 5 minutes or until dumplings are tender.