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, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0mg 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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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."

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."

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!"

Reviewed Jan. 7, 2012

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

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."

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