Black Bean Soup

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Black Bean Soup

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 122.7
  • Total Fat: 0.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 781.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 25.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7.0 g
  • Protein: 9.1 g

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Introduction

Three ingredients, 10 minutes and dinner is ready! Three ingredients, 10 minutes and dinner is ready!
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    2 cans black beans, rinsed & drained
    2 cups chicken broth
    1 cup salsa

Tips

Change up the flavor by using different flavors of salsa.


Directions

Heat all ingredients in large pot on stove until heated through.
Transfer to a blender or use an immersion blender to puree into a "creamy" black bean soup.
Garnish with fresh cilantro or other herbs.

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  • Incredible!
    30 of 33 people found this review helpful
    This is a good basic recipe. I like to add other things to spice it up and give it more of a healthy punch. I saute up about 1/2 c. each of onion, celery and carrots in a bit of butter. Then I add 1 tbsp of cumin. I blend it & add another can of beans to give it a few chunks. Serve w/ sour cream. - 2/2/11

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  • Incredible!
    18 of 18 people found this review helpful
    This soup is awesome! I added a tsp. of cumin and it was delicious creamy goodness! I added fresh cilantro and fat free sour cream as toppings.I will be making this soup at least once a week. - 1/1/12

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  • Incredible!
    17 of 17 people found this review helpful
    Swapped vegetable broth for chicken broth to align with my vegan life style. I'm a garlic lover so I added about a teaspoon of minced garlic and two tsp cumin. So good, and so quick to make. - 3/11/12

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  • Incredible!
    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
    I love this soup! I add cooked chicken and a little cilantro and dont blend it. I've also cooked it down some and used it as a dip. It's awesome no matter how we fix it!! - 1/12/11

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  • Incredible!
    14 of 15 people found this review helpful
    Loved it! I made it with dry black beans, and it took 30 minutes to cook them in pressure cooker (I used about 1.5 cups dry beans + 4 cups water + 1 chicken bouillon cube). After the beans were cooked, I added some chili pepper paste, the salsa and 2 cloves of garlic, then puréed in Cuisinart. YUM! - 9/1/10

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Awesome, used low sodium chicken broth which cut the sodium drastically. Topped with 2% Greek yogurt instead of sour cream and you wouldn't know the difference. Husband loved it and he is picky. Will keep it on the dinner rotation for sure. - 9/23/11

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  • 8 of 10 people found this review helpful
    How much is in one serving? Looking to try it, but want to make sure I know how many servings I'm eating? Hard to eye ball 6 servings from a pot. - 12/28/12

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  • Very Good
    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe! I adapted the recipe: I added about a cup cut bell pepper and half the beans to the pot. I let the pot simmer for about 10 minutes then I pureed the mix in a blender, leaving it slightly chunky. I put the mix and rest of the beans into the pot to simmer 10 more minutes. Yum! - 9/9/12

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I doubled the recipe so I had leftovers for work all week and I added cooked shredded chicken breast for more protein. This was excellent and so easy. Thanks - 3/4/12

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Easy & delicious! I added sauteed onions and celery, cumin, sage & tarragon too.
    - 12/4/11

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  • 5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Love this- I added a few diced sweet potatoes, cooked in the broth first. - 8/18/11

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Make sure you check the nutrition information...different brands have a different amount of calories per serving of broth, beans, or salsa. I'd suggest doing a recipe makeover to check your ingredients. - 12/29/12

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Absolutetly fabulous. The cilantro is the key. A small dollop of PLAIN fat free greek yogurt gives a tang like sour cream but without all the calories. - 12/28/12

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Wow, made this for lunch, quick and very yummy. I added a little bit of shredded cheese and touch of cumin. So fast.....I hateeee to cook so this is a keeper!!! - 12/20/12

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    great taste as written. I used about 16oz chicken broth...room for a little error on any of the measurements. didn't expect much...but loved it. - 8/30/12

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Wow, this soup is excellent. I used some of the suggestions from the comments and it turned out great. - 3/23/12

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Pretty darn good and quick! I wish i hadn't blended it so much, but otherwise, now one of my top recipes. - 2/16/11

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Yum! I had this with dinner last night. The flavor is really good for just 3 ingredients! It was a bit too soupy for me as a black bean dish. I will just use less broth next time. Thank you so much for sharing! - 1/16/13

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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    this is good but i added cumin, onion, red pepper, crushed tomato s and cilanro and turmenic(liver cleaner) - 1/12/13

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Needed a LITTLE bit of seasoning, cumin and red pepper but, still very good without - 9/18/12

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This soup is way too flavorful to be this easy and fast to prepare!!
    It will be made again and again.
    thank you got2run
    - 1/16/13

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I, too, add cumin to black bean soup. It doesn't take much but it makes a world of difference. - 12/28/12

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This has got to be one of the best black bean recipes ever! - 12/20/12

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    amazing - 12/20/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Amazing soup. I added the carrot, celery and onion to "beef" it up. - 2/5/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Wow! Soooo easy! I used chiptle salsa in the recipe and served it over texmati rice! Yum! The whole family loved it! It will definitely be one of my favorite recipes! - 1/17/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I only made 1/2 this recipe. Wasn't sure I would like it. How could anything so simple be good? Well, I LOVED IT! Very, simple, quick and satisfying. I'll be making this often. Makes a good lunch with a salad. - 12/31/12

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe on a cold wintery afternoon! I added rice and smoked sausage, with pita bread as a side. - 12/30/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Came out great! - 12/28/12

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    open heat and eat . simple right . well let me tell you add different seasoning and make it special . cumin . garlic . - 12/28/12

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds yummy. I love onion and garlic so would probably add both. Will be trying this in the very near future!! - 12/28/12

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Really tasty! - 12/20/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I'll try this soon. Serving size would be useful in the nutritional info. - 12/20/12

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Easy, quick and yummy!!!! Thanks :-) - 11/9/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Incredibly easy, few calories and a good pick me up. - 9/23/12

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This sounds just wonderful. Could you please tell me what size can of chicken broth to use? - 3/30/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    easy and tasty - 1/15/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Love this soup. It is delicious and easy to make - 12/6/11

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It was tasty. I added some barley to it - 9/30/11

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great soup. - 9/22/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Oh yum! Easy, tasty and full of good stuff! Who can ask for more? - 2/20/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I'm going to make this for tonight. It sounds yummy. - 1/21/11

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delicious and so easy to prepare. I prefer chunky soups, so I did not blend. Hubby asked that I make it again soon. - 1/16/11

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Going to try this today! - 12/12/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    JUST HEARING ABOUT THIS SOUP MAKE WANT TOO DO A POT. PLUS A GOOD WAY TOO ADD MORE FIBER . - 11/3/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Quick, Easy, and Delicious! - 10/10/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    So easy and yummy! I love black beans! - 7/13/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I added ground cumin ... delicious soup and couldn't be easier! - 2/17/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Too easy and so good. I will make this often - 1/24/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very simple and tasty, thick and filling. I did not feel like pulling out my blender so I used my potato masher and added a little pepper sauce to my own serving. Yum! - 5/5/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is one of my favorites!! I add corn, red onion, and green pepper and it just adds a bit more to it.

    Last time I made it, I didn't blend it, and instead just let it simmer a bit longer, and it was just as good!
    - 12/11/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My family liked it and said I should make it again. They liked scooping it up with Tortilla chips. The calorie count is great and I like this kind of soup. - 11/6/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sooooo good. I did some of the modifications and it was delicious. Since moving, I haven't been able to find my favorite canned version, but this is just as good, cheaper, and better for me! - 11/4/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was very good!

    One question though - how big is a serving?
    - 10/19/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good! Easy. - 10/17/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Loved it! I put some reduced fat cheddar cheese in it and it was so good! Will definitely be eating this more. Easy to make too. - 10/2/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This soup is wonderful, I am so surprised. I did add seasoning - chili powder, cumin, & black pepper. I will be eating this every week. - 10/1/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Excellent soup! Didn't look so great but the flavor was wonderful. I will make it with mild salsa next time so the kids can eat it too. Thanks!!! - 9/30/08

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I love black beans. This is another good way to enjoy them. Thanks. I know I will love it. - 9/30/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Excellent flavor, very filling. - 9/30/08

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I make this all the time..I do use fat free chicken broth to cut the calories, I also add fat free refried beans to it to thicken it...we LOVE it!@ - 9/30/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    great, easy, tasty, and healthy - a great combination. I used hot chunky salsa, added corn, and didn't blend. I may mix up the seasonings even more next time... - 9/30/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I hate cooking. This is grate. Everyone loves it. I do have to watch the sodium.
    Thanks
    - 9/30/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this and loved it~ I used low sodium organic chicken broth and half salsa and half tomatoes. It really tastes good! I would make it again.\ - 9/30/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love it it is soo easy to put together - 9/30/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    tasty, inexpensive and healthy....what more can you ask for! Thank you! - 9/30/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Great! I made it with some variations.
    Used Rotel Tomatos...added a chicken breast diced and cooked - cilantra, lime juice and garlic.
    - 9/30/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is awsome. Can't wait to try it with a few of the add ons mentioned here in the comments. I love stuff that is this easy and flavorful and filling. - 9/30/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Easy and good. Low-sodium broth is better for our diets so I used that.
    I added chopped tomato and onion to the cilantro garnish and served with low-fat quesadillas.
    - 9/30/08

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  • O.K.
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Looks simple. I would puree it for a thicker texture and add some FF sour cream or plain yogurt for flavour. Thanks for posting. - 9/30/08

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  • This is seriously one of my favourite things and it has become a staple in my house. I follow the recipe and then add a whole bunch of hot sauce into it! - 2/24/17

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  • Loved it!! so easy to make and so good. didn't have a blender handy, so mashed with potato masher a bit and used spicy salsa! I like easy. Yum! - 2/23/17

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  • Need to try this - 2/5/17

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  • This is something my family would like. I want to give it a try. - 2/5/17

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  • I added a half of cup of onions, a stalk of celery and a clove of garlic to a half recipe. I also used cumin and chili powder. It was great - 4/6/16

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  • Delicious and easy peasy! - 1/26/16

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  • I love this soup. I normally add some sour cream on top but I am thinking of trying Greek yogurt. All in all, this is one of my favorite soups to make! - 1/17/16

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  • Good soup although I did find it to be very thick and almost pasty when it was pureed. I had vegetable broth on hand and used it. I ended up adding a bit of extra broth when I reheated some to eat. Not sure about the size of the portions as my mixture before being pureed yielded only about 5 cups - 1/14/16

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  • - 12/13/15

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  • This is a good recipe. I use zest of lime to liven up the flavour. As well as the juice. - 10/8/15

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  • made this soup today.. took the suggestion to add onions and cumin..a touch of low fat sour cream on top.. It was great.. a keeper
    - 3/30/15

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  • I love this recipe so much! So simple and both of my kids love it, which is not something that happens often. I use reduced sodium black beans and sodium free broth to cut down on the percentage, and then 0% fat plain Green yogurt along with a sprinkle of shredded cheddar and green onions to garnish - 2/25/15

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  • I've made this many times and just did again tonight. Love it! I add a dash of red pepper while cooking, and a dab of light sour cream in the bowl when serving. - 1/23/15

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  • Super quick, easy and delicious! - 10/4/14

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  • Delicious, healthy, low fat and QUICK! - 9/23/14

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  • I couldn't believe something so simple and quick to make with ingredients I always have in my pantry could taste so delicious! It was so good I went back for seconds at dinner last night, and had some more for lunch today. May try with another variety of beans next time and add some extra spices. - 3/24/14

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  • It's a keeper! I made sure to use my favorite salsa from a neighborhood restaurant. - 2/12/14

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  • This is quick and easy and tastes like you cooked it for hours. I use "no salt added" canned beans, my homemade defatted broth, and homemade low sodium picante sauce, and it doesn't taste one bit like "health food." - 2/4/14

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  • There's nothing better in the world than a flexible, healthy five-minute recipe. I added onion, cajun seasoning and cumin and served it with a bit of sour cream on top. If you make the beans from dried instead of using canned, you save a ton of sodium ( and can then justify using bouillon cubes) - 2/1/14

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  • Great simple recipe. I'm looking forward to adding more veggies. - 1/6/14

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  • I made this for lunch. I used 1 can of beans and one can of soup. I used picante as I had no salsa. I put a dollop of greek yogurt on top. I really enjoyed this and will make it again. Reminded me of the soup at Panera's - 11/15/13

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  • Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Basic and the sodium will kill you. - 8/1/13

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  • Loved it, will definitely make again and again!! This one is a keeper!! - 3/4/13

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  • DH and I both loved this and I'm keeping it to have again. We liked grated Cheddar on top. - 2/16/13

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  • Loved it. And it was so easy. I added habanero sauce to mine. Next time I'll also try cumin. - 2/9/13

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  • It's very tasty!
    And I might experiment next time with beef broth instead of chicken; I think that would be tasty, too!
    - 2/8/13

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  • I made this tonight after seeing it featured on SP. All I can say is WOW! It was delicious as is. My toppings were 2 tbsp of 0% Greek Yogurt and I added 2 ounces of shredded poached chicken. Next time I might add brown rice with chicken and a little cheese, call it burrito soup. OUTSTANDING! - 2/7/13

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  • this was delicious! - 1/16/13

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  • A quick and easy soup. Excellent. Cummin is a nice addition - 1/14/13

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Easy to do. I used Pace Picante Medium which was a little spicy for me and I just mashed the beans and served with a tespoon on 1/2 and 1/2 It was very very yummy. - 10/4/08

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