Southwestern Refried Bean Soup

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"A thick soup that is great for the fall/winter. It's easy, tasty, filling, and healthy! Makes good use of your stock of canned goods too. If your craving heat add more jalapenos or chipotle. If you're craving meat add ground beef or chicken. This can easily be made vegetarian too."

Original recipe yields 6 servings
  • Options to serve with


  • Serving Size: 1 (395.7 g)
  • Calories 547.2
  • Total Fat - 3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 510.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 111.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 22.7 g
  • Sugars - 7.4 g
  • Protein - 23.4 g
  • Calcium - 137.3 mg
  • Iron - 5.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 21.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.9 mg

Step 1

In a large saucepan, combine everything up to the cumin.

Step 2

Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes or until heated through. Stir in salt and hot sauce to taste, if desired. Remove from heat.

Step 3

Serve with assorted options, if desired.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


A tasty and easy soup we enjoyed, thanks for sharing your recipe here.

review by:
(28 Feb 2013)


This soup comes together really well and I ate it with glee. I love Mexican food and this really won me over. I topped it with a spoonful of sour cream and it was really awesome Engrossed!

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(20 Nov 2012)


We don't have spicy refried beans here so I made my own by using a regular can of refried beans and then adding in some jalapenos and a little cayenne pepper. The soup was very tasty and just spicy enough to make it interesting. I love this new soup and will have it again over the winter. Served it with cheese over the top that melted from the heat of the soup and it was delicious T! Thanks for sharing it with us! Linda

(2 Oct 2012)


I'd say it makes good use of items already on hand - makes it easy to do without much pre-planning. I used the veggie broth. We topped ours with sour cream, shredded cheese and green onion - really pretty too!

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(31 Jan 2012)


I made two versions of this delicious soup last night. One was made as the recipe is written and to the other I added browned ground beef and an onion. Both were delicious.

(27 Nov 2011)


I absolutly loved this soup, it was so eacy to make, I did brown some ground beef with an onion and a jalapeno pepper before adding in all the other ingredients, I have some left over so I froze it for another meal and will look forward to have that soon. This was tagged for Recipebook tag forum game, thanks for sharing this great recipe Engrossed!

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(19 Nov 2011)