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Fast Refried Bean Soup

This recipe combines the ease of canned ingredients with the heartiness of chili. It will fill you up on cold afternoons or make a wonderful last-minute lunch. If you like it spicier, use medium or hot green chiles instead of mild.. —Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings (2 quarts)


  • 1 can (16 ounces) spicy fat-free refried beans
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes, cut up
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chiles
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • Tortilla chips


  • In a large saucepan, combine the first eight ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until heated through, 8-10 minutes. Serve with tortilla chips.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 117 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 720mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 4g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • norma
    Nov 21, 2020

    Ok, I first wanted to make this due to my fixed economic situation Plus, I had my Great Value WallMart canned goods right in my little pantry. Oh man, I did not know it would turn out to be one of my fav healthy soups. This is a go to now and my hubby loved it as well. I prefer using Italian spiced stewed/chopped canned tomatoes. I added some minced onion, cumin, and some leftover salso packets from Taco Bell. The corn made it rock and roll and onc e I sprinkled it with cheese and some crunched up tortillas...let me tell ya, us old farts went to town. :) Make this soup your own and adjust as you like is my advice :)

  • Julie
    Nov 15, 2020

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  • snker0521
    Nov 15, 2019

    I have never really been a fan of beans but I like this soup. Didn't use the black beans but other than that pretty much followed the recipe. Then topped it with the chips and lots of cheese. Even I liked it and it was easy and cheap to make.

  • cabindweller7
    Oct 7, 2019

    Very GOOD Soup!

  • Jennifer
    Jun 14, 2019

    This soup was so good, I created an account to this site just so I can tell everyone how good it is!! I actually opened myself up to the emails and spam just for this soup. If that doesn't speak volumes, nothing will. Ok, I followed the recipe with the following changes (aka didn't have/want it): No diced tomatoes and didn't add the extra water (I like it thicker). I did have some grape tomatoes and cilantro, so when I served it, I put a scoop of chopped grape tomatoes on top with a heavy sprinkle of cilantro. Amazing!

  • Laverne
    Jan 29, 2019

    Don't drain the corn, skip the water!! Adds nice additional flavor!!

  • kathjow
    Feb 11, 2018

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  • KarenKeefe
    May 6, 2017

    This recipe caught my eye because of the low calorie content. Made a double batch and took it for lunch all week. Simple and tasty!

  • JessMess10
    May 17, 2015

    I made this for my family of 5 on a very tight budget so I had to use what I had in the house already... I used one can of re-fried beans, two cans of Diced Tomatoes (not drained), two cans of Kiddney Beans (not drained) and one can of Black Beans (not drained). I didn't have any canned corn but I had some corn on the cob so I cooked that up and cut the corn off..... I added Chilie Top Raman; one bag for each person, the flavor packets from all the packages was enough seasoning to season the whole pot of soup. I also cooked up some ground Sausage that was in the freezer and added to it.... My family loved it!!!!

  • jamerbuddy
    Feb 5, 2013

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