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Mexican Bean Soup Recipe

Mexican Bean Soup Recipe

For our family's fall birthday bash, I make a big pot of this soup and serve it with plenty of oven-fresh corn bread.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 45 min. YIELD:14 servings


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 cups water
  • 3 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 cans (15-1/2 ounces each) hominy, drained
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) Ranch Style beans (pinto beans in seasoned tomato sauce)
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 2 envelopes taco seasoning
  • 1 envelope (1 ounce) original ranch dressing mix
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Shredded cheddar cheese and sour cream, optional


  • 1. In a Dutch oven, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the next 10 ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Garnish with cheese and sour cream if desired. Yield: 14-16 servings (4 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 219 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 1251mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 5g fiber), 16g protein.

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AshleyNicole1990 User ID: 8112787 43169
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2014

"Ive been making this for a while now and the family LOVES it. The taco seasoning makes it perfect..... great job."

SFerguson07 User ID: 6994197 18962
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2012

"I have already used this recipe many times. However, I halve the ingredients as it makes a lot. This recipe is quick and simple."

watermelonmuffin User ID: 6735434 47819
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2012

"The soup was very good. It kind of tasted like the chili we make though. It's good with chips crushed into it; you just have to eat it before the chips get soggy. :)"

darowan07 User ID: 3714352 46365
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2012

"prett yyummy i didnt add the cayenne because it was already pretty spicy for my little boys to handle. I also used ground turkey and loved the blend of flavors. id call it mexican chili - thats pretty much what it is :)"

Whichy User ID: 6040372 47815
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2011

"The whole family loved it. I am making it again but kicking up the spice factor a little bit with hot taco seasoning."

Lizzard Belly User ID: 5923615 20875
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2011

"Awesome Recipe, I make this for my Customers at Work everynow and then, they love it and it is requested. We add Black beans, Pinto Beans and Regular corn. I am going to try it with Black olives at Home. Love IT."

pi2578 User ID: 1253578 17697
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2010

"I also used corn instead of hominy, red beans instead of kidney beans, and homemade taco seasoning. It was wonderful."

kellyannm User ID: 5044935 21356
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2010

"Very tastey. I used low sodium tomatoes, and reduced sodium taco seasoning and the taste was still very good."

CatherineBennet User ID: 3737321 19358
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2009

"This is the best bean soup recipe I have ever had. I use it for filling burritos as well. I have substituted corn for hominy and used different kinds of beans. Still a hit. It is a main staple around here."

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