Rating: 4.67 stars
18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

This hearty soup is great for those cold winter days or as a side for Mexican fare.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place bacon in a large saucepan and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels; crumble.

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  • Saute onion and celery in reserved bacon drippings over medium-high heat until tender, about 3 minutes. Stir in beans, crumbled bacon, oregano, chili powder, and garlic powder. When beans have softened, add Swanson® Chicken Broth and salsa. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer covered until flavors have blended, about 15 minutes.

  • Garnish with cilantro and cheese. Serve with tortilla strips.

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Nutrition Facts

450 calories; protein 15.9g; carbohydrates 41.9g; fat 25.2g; cholesterol 43mg; sodium 1314.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (16)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2017
It was my daughter's night to cook so she picked this recipe to try. Turned out great just as the recipe was written. It was easy to make and everyone loved it! Only problem is that we should have doubled the recipe we all wanted more! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/07/2018
I love bacon and didn't think this was even possible but it ruined the soup for me. Something was off with the flavors and it just didn't do it for me or my family. I won't be making this one again sorry. Read More
18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2017
It was my daughter's night to cook so she picked this recipe to try. Turned out great just as the recipe was written. It was easy to make and everyone loved it! Only problem is that we should have doubled the recipe we all wanted more! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2016
This will definitely warm you on a winter's night. With -5 degrees outside this soup hit the spot! I topped it with some avocado and sour cream not having any cheese or tortilla strips. All the flavours just seem to work perfectly together for a one-bowl meal. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2016
This was really good! I didn't have any celery or cilantro. I used ancho chili powder and Mexican oregano along with the garlic powder. For the salsa I used Trader Joe's hot hatch valley green chili salsa - we like spicy and this added a nice heat! Served with cheese quesadillas instead of cheese garnish and tortilla strips and it was like a Tex-Mex version of the famous "couple" tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwich! Thank you so much for this quick and yummy recipe bd.weld! A definite make again here! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/04/2020
4 18 17... http://allrecipes.com/recipe/245100/fiesta-refried-bean-soup/... This wasn't quite four star for me but because of ease I bumped it up. I'd like it to be thicker but maybe the tortilla strips I didn't add would cure that. I added a half cup frozen corn instead; also leftover red pepper. This is one of those "fast good & doesn't make enough for an army" soups. Thanks! Oh I didn't have bacon so squinted & added 1/8t liquid smoke. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2016
Great soup and hearty enough for main dish. My husband and son love it and they aren't soup fans. I was generous with the salsa and spices because we like it spicy. Very versatile to adjust for your own taste. It's thick like pea soup but more broth can be used to thin it out. This is now a family favorite. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2016
I really like this soup. If you want you can change it up in so many different ways! This is a keeper! Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2017
Absolutely delicious. I lightened up the fat content considerably and it was still fabulous. The bacon really adds something special. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2017
Yummy. I never would have thought to make soup with refried beans. I didn't follow the recipe exactly but only because I had some veggies in the fridge that I wanted to use up and they worked great. Added 1/2 red bell pepper 1/2 poblano pepper 1/2 small jalapeno 1/2 very small zucchini fresh garlic and accidentally opened a can of beef broth instead of chicken broth and it was fine. Omitted the salsa since I had added all those veggies. Added cumin. I made a bunch of changes but it was still basically the same soup. Thanks for the recipe. The red bell pepper and zucchini made it pretty and then I floated some very thinly sliced raw zucchini on the top. Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2017
Great recipe! Followed the recipe exactly as is although I did make my own tortilla chips on the side instead of topping onto the soup -- dare I admit that I dipped them!! Thanks Brian for another 5star recipe and thanks to Swanson's for publishing!! Read More
(1)
Rating: 2 stars
02/07/2018
I love bacon and didn't think this was even possible but it ruined the soup for me. Something was off with the flavors and it just didn't do it for me or my family. I won't be making this one again sorry. Read More