"Frito Pie" Style Black Bean Soup
"Corn chips add a pleasing crunch to the satisfying flavors of this black bean soup..."
- Serving Size: 1 (360 g)
- Calories 706.9
- Total Fat - 46.6 g
- Saturated Fat - 11.4 g
- Cholesterol - 1259.7 mg
- Sodium - 3690.5 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 22.8 g
- Dietary Fiber - 1.8 g
- Sugars - 3 g
- Protein - 55.5 g
- Calcium - 632.3 mg
- Iron - 25.9 mg
- Vitamin C - 12.7 mg
- Thiamin - 0.4 mg
Step by Step Method
Saute onion, garlic and red pepper in bacon grease over medium heat till tender. Add spices to the saute and stir to mix. Add beans, chicken broth, and salsa. Simmer for 25 minutes.
Use an immersion blender to puree to desired thickness. Add salt and pepper to taste. Ladle soup over corn chips and top with a garnish of cheddar cheese.
No special items needed.
The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.
- When choosing the bacon grease, look for one with a high smoke point so that the flavors of the soup are not overpowered.
- For the corn chips, use a variety that has a crunchy texture so that it adds a nice contrast to the soup.
- Replace bacon grease with coconut oil - Coconut oil provides a healthier alternative to bacon grease, as it is high in healthy fats and contains lauric acid which helps to boost immunity.
- Replace chicken broth with vegetable broth - Vegetable broth is a great vegan alternative to chicken broth, and can help to add a unique flavor to the soup.
Vegetarian Frito Pie Soup Replace the bacon grease with olive oil, and the chicken broth with vegetable broth. Omit the cheese garnish.
Vegan Frito Pie Soup Replace the bacon grease with vegan butter, and the chicken broth with vegan vegetable broth. Use vegan cheese shreds as a garnish.
Mexican-Style Rice: This Mexican-style rice is the perfect accompaniment to the Frito Pie Style Black Bean Soup. It is a simple dish that is full of flavor and is easy to make. The combination of the smoky flavors of the soup with the savory and slightly sweet flavors of the rice will make a delicious and satisfying meal.
Mexican-Style Cornbread: This Mexican-style cornbread is the perfect accompaniment to the Mexican-Style Rice and Frito Pie Style Black Bean Soup. It is a simple dish that is full of flavor and is easy to make. The combination of the smoky flavors of the soup with the slightly sweet and savory flavors of the cornbread will make a delicious and satisfying meal.
Q: How can I make this soup vegetarian?
A: Omit the bacon grease and use olive oil instead. Replace the chicken broth with a vegetable broth. You can also omit the cheese garnish or use a vegan cheese alternative.
Q: What is the best way to thicken this soup?
A: To thicken the soup, you can add a few tablespoons of flour or cornstarch to a small amount of cold water and stir until it forms a paste. Then, add it to the soup and simmer for a few minutes until it reaches the desired thickness.
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Frito Pie has been a beloved dish in the American South since the 1930s. It's believed to have been invented by the Frito-Lay company in the 1950s, and has since been popularized by celebrity chefs like Guy Fieri and Ree Drummond.
In 2017, the Frito Pie was declared the official state dish of Texas by the state legislature. This dish has also been featured in movies such as The Blind Side, No Country for Old Men, and The Big Lebowski.