El Paso Bean Soup Recipe
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El Paso Bean Soup Recipe

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We have so few bad-weather days in New Mexico that we like to celebrate cold rainy one with bowls of hot soup. My family likes this ham and bean variety alongside green chili corn muffins. —Beverly Peacock of Santa Teresa, New Mexico
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cups reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 1 can (16 ounces) fat-free refried beans
  • 2 cans (15-1/2 ounces each) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1-1/3 cups cubed fully cooked lean ham
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1-1/3 cups) equals 289 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 1,145 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 12 g fiber, 19 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat, 1 vegetable.

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, saute the onion, carrot and garlic in oil until tender. Stir in broth and refried beans; whisk until smooth. Stir in the beans, ham, parsley, cumin, chili powder and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes and heat through. Yield: 6 servings (2-1/4 quarts).
Originally published as El Paso Bean Soup in Light & Tasty October/November 2004, p39

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1-1/3 cups) equals 289 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 1,145 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 12 g fiber, 19 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat, 1 vegetable.

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Reviewed Apr. 21, 2011

"This is a spectacular recipe! I have given it to so many people and everyone of them has added this to their regular rotation of family recipes. Even my mother-in-law, who is a total food snob, broke down and asked me for this recipe! Enjoy."

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Reviewed Apr. 16, 2010

"This is a great, healthy soup my husband and I have enjoyed a few different times. I always make it with canned tomatoes as that is usually what I have on hand. I also add more seasonings (about double what is called for) as we like spice. Nothing could be more perfect on a chilly day!"

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