El Paso Bean Soup
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min
Makes6 servings (2-1/4 quarts)
This is an absolutely delicious bean soup. I made it pretty much as per the directions. We served it with a garnishment of sliced fresh avocado, cheddar cheese and sour cream. Also we dipped tortilla chips in it for a yummy treat. Savory southwest flavor, plus delicious and filling. This will become a part of our regular homemade soup rotation!
This was a very easy, hearty soup. Took 1 hour from start to finish. My husband smoked a pork shoulder and we had a lot of left over. Was looking for a way to use some of that meat. I was also looking for a recipe that I didn't have to go to the store to buy the ingredients. I made a few modifications and it turned out great. I didn't have any fresh tomatoes so I used a can of diced tomatoes, threw it in at the same time as the beef broth. I had a can of black bean refried beans with jalapeno so I used that. I also added a can of corn, drained, at the same time as the beans (in our home corn goes into almost every soup I make.) Used 1 can of great northern beans and 1 can of cannellini beans. My 17 year old son who doesn't care for bean soup, loved it. Told me I could make this every week during the winter. For me I think it could use a little more spice. Next time I might try rotel instead of the diced tomatoes, or perhaps some crushed tomatoes (my son doesn't care for the chunky tomatoes) with some cayenne pepper.
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.
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!