Spicy Healthy Taco Bean Soup

30 mins (prep 5, cooking 25)
8 ingredients
10 servings
This is a great, healthy recipe that I originally got from a weight watchers meeting, but that I didn't actually try myself until a coworker made it for a faculty lunch. It's amazing how the refried beans thicken the soup and give it more body than the broth alone. It's super tasty, but quite spicy. I cut the spice by topping individual servings with fat free sour cream and shredded cheese. You could also replace the spicy diced tomatoes with an additional can of regular tomatoes if you don't like so much heat. Another way to reduce the heat would be to add an additional can of chicken broth and more beans, either more black beans or a can of kidney beans. Don't like it meatless? Stir in some browned ground beef or turkey, or add some cubed or shredded cooked chicken. Note: After reorganizing my pantry, I realized I have two similar types of tomatoes, and that I have used Mexican style diced tomatoes the last couple of times I made this, which likely made this more spicy than the rotel style tomatoes would have.

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Serving Size (96.19 g)
Servings 10
Amount per Serving
Calories 183.64 Calories from Fat 8.19
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.91g 14.0%
Saturated Fat 0.08g 4.06%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 361.99mg 150.83%
Total Carbohydrate 33.69g 112.31%
Dietary Fiber 8.98 g 359.05%
Sugars 0.38 g %
Protein 11.71g 234.19%
Vitamin A 142.46IU% Vitamin C 2.34mg%
Calcium 60.39mg% Iron 3.65mg%
*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:
large, reduced-sodium chicken broth, great northern beans, fat-free refried beans, diced tomatoes, diced tomatoes