This clean eating refried bean soup is perfect for a last minute meal!
This is one of those quick and easy soups that comes together in minutes, fills you up and is loaded with flavor. You can make this in a pot or a slow cooker, and it’s sure to please the whole family.
I actually came up with this recipe while I was creating a recipe for my next cookbook. I accidentally added too much water to the beans and ended up with soup instead of sauce for the casserole I was making. But it was a happy mistake, and one I’m sure you will appreciate on a busy weekday night when dinner has to be on the table in under 20 minutes.
The truth is, I have a lot of nights like that, so I’ll be making this again for Mini Chef. It doesn’t exactly fit in with my Paleo menu plan, but I did take a taste and honestly reconsidered not having beans in my diet. But for now, I’ll let Mini Chef enjoy this one, and I know you will too.
SEE THIS RECIPE IN ACTION!
I did a Facebook Live video and made a much simpler version of this recipe using only three ingredients straight from the pantry. Check it out here!
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CLEAN EATING REFRIED BEAN SOUP RECIPE:
A super easy, quick to make soup you can enjoy last minute any night!
- 45 oz. cans fat-free refried beans* (or make your own - see link above)
- 1 lb. frozen organic corn
- 2 cups water (you can adjust this to make your soup thicker or thinner as you like)
- 12 oz. jar your favorite salsa (no sugar added)
- 1 tbsp. ground cumin (optional)
- 1 tbsp. garlic powder (optional)
- 1 tbsp. onion powder (optional)
- 1 tbsp. chili powder (optional)
Combine the beans, corn, water and salsa in a pot and bring to a soft boil until well heated. Stir frequently.
Addition of the spices is totally up to you and will depend largely on your salsa and how much flavor it provides the soup overall.
Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.
*Note: In this case, the fat-free refried beans are naturally fat-free simply because they do not have lard or fats added. It doesn’t mean they are processed more. This is a rare exception. I get mine at Trader Joe’s. They are the ones with the blue label.
Pinto beans boiled are practically fat free, with just .4 g in 130 g of beans. (Source)