Refried Bean Soup Recipe
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Refried Bean Soup Recipe

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“My husband and I love the flavor of this yummy soup,” Barbara Dean relates from Littleton, Colorado. “It’s very quick and easy to put together, and you can add any garnishes you like to vary the taste.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) refried beans
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
  • 5 corn tortillas (6 inches), cut into 1/2-inch strips, optional
  • Sour cream and shredded Monterey Jack cheese, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 153 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 765mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 8g fiber), 10g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch.


  1. In a large saucepan, bring the tomatoes, onion and garlic to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Stir in the refried beans, broth and cilantro; simmer for 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, if tortilla strips are desired, place strips on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until crisp. Garnish soup with tortilla strips. Serve with sour cream and cheese if desired. Yield: 8 servings (2 quarts).
Originally published as Refried Bean Soup in Simple & Delicious March/April 2006, p22

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bell5429 User ID: 7427943 226659
Reviewed May. 20, 2015

"I thought it was good but I think it had too much tomato, I like the idea of Fire Roasted tomatoes."

Motorhomegal User ID: 2005041 65310
Reviewed May. 31, 2014

"Just made this for our lunch....had everything on hand which was convenient.  Topped with suggested items and a squeeze of fresh lime juice.  Was truly EXCELLENT and only change I made was to use canned FIRE-ROASTED tomatoes.  I really was amazed at the flavor so something so simple to throw together.  Served it with the NEW Keebler Cornbread & Jalapeno Crackers.  They are winners, too."

CMetcalf711 User ID: 7619761 66243
Reviewed May. 30, 2014

"This was wonderful! I loved how easy it was to make and it had a great smooth texture. The flavor was phenomenal! I will definitely be making this again!"

kathyjeanwaldrop User ID: 6268622 66241
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2012

"It is real good. tastes just like my sister en laws soup."

914934 User ID: 728035 206934
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2011

"This was so easy to make. It was a filling dish, great for a cold day and we all loved it."

nanabear23 User ID: 4327361 146483
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2011

"my whole family loves this dish and so do my friends"

srtwife User ID: 5706965 129958
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2010

"needs texture of some sort...also i did not use all of the chicken broth"

lmwtw1 User ID: 4777753 150014
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2010

"I like this recipe a lot"

jediekkin User ID: 2229525 129630
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2009

"I used a whole diced onion,added 1 can of corn, chili powder and oregano and basil. Fantastic!"

cindymagill User ID: 4553938 129629
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2009

"I add 2 chopped jalapenos and 1/2 tea. hot pepper sauce, more cilantro and onions."

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