Refried Bean Soup
25 mins (prep 10, cooking 15)
10 ingredients
2 servings
This is an award winning recipe from Taste of Home, Darlene Brenden of Salem, Oregon. I will post the recipe as listed, but I did make quite a few changes. I sauted a cup of red onion in oil and then added garlic after it was translucent. Then I used homemade refried black beans and refried pinto beans my friend made for me (i.e., with lard). I had frozen some homemade black beans and used those too instead of canned. I had homemade chicken broth in the freezer and used that in place of canned. I didn't use any water--only chicken broth. For the tomatoes, I used a combination of fresh and stewed (whatever I had). I didn't use green chilies, but I used around 7 ounces of jalapenos for more bite. I ended up adding another cup or so of corn for color and flavor (no, my corn wasn't garden fresh). Plus I added cayenne pepper, cumin, chili powder, and salt because I thought it needed more flavor. I also added a bunch of fresh cilantro at the end. If you don't want your food to talk back like I do, you'll probably enjoy the recipe exactly as posted. I must confess I almost threw in a bunch of frozen hash browns at the end, but I didn't because that would really tell you I live in Idaho. Maybe next'll be hash brown and refried bean soup, the Idaho way.

Categories:  black-beans , beginner-cook , <-30-mins , easy , tomato , main-dish , beans , inexpensive , soups-&-stews , vegetable , one-dish-meal , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (494.69 g)
Servings 2
Amount per Serving
Calories 998.42 Calories from Fat 118.17
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13.13g 40.39%
Saturated Fat 2.9g 29.0%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 137.71mg 91.81%
Sodium 609.34mg 50.78%
Total Carbohydrate 125.9g 83.93%
Dietary Fiber 38.91 g 311.28%
Sugars 0.06 g %
Protein 99.66g 398.65%
Vitamin A 116.73IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 315.75mg% Iron 18.09mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
spicy fat-free refried beans, stewed tomatoes, green chilies, salsa