Saturday, October 26, 2013

Recipe: : Mama's Refried Bean Soup

This recipe is very near and dear to my heart. It is a soup I've been eating since I was just a girl and every time I eat it, I think of home. The soup I'm talking about is Refried Bean Soup and it is a most delicious soup indeed. 
My mother found the recipe on the back of a can of refried beans and decided to try it. Of course, she tweaked it a bit to fit her own tastes (she decided to use ground beef instead of steak pieces).
I do hope you will give this soup a chance. You will not be disappointed!

(Recipe after Pictures)

Refried Bean Soup

For the meat
* 1lb. lean hamburger
* 2 tbs. chili powder
* 1 tsp. garlic powder
* 1 tsp. cumin
* 1 medium onion (any kind you like) diced
* salt and pepper to taste

-Part One-
In a large soup pot, add your hamburger, diced onion and all of the spices. 
Cook the hamburger on medium heat and until it is cooked thoroughly and the onions are soft. 
Turn the heat off and start on Part Two

For the soup
* Three 16 oz. cans of  refried beans (any kind) 
* 3 cups of beef broth
* 1 small can of diced green chiles
* One 6 oz. can of black olives, sliced
* 1 large green bell pepper, diced
* 1 cup of frozen corn
* 1 tsp. garlic powder
* 1 tsp. cumin
* Just a dash of cayenne powder
* salt and pepper to taste

-Part Two
Turn your soup pot back on (with the hamburger/onion mixture) medium-high heat.
Add in your can of green chiles, sliced olives, diced bell pepper, corn and spices, stir to combine.
Now add your cans of refried beans. Again, stir to combine.
Once everything is good and mixed, add in your beef broth. 
Continue to cook soup on low-medium heat or until as hot as you would like it to be. 

Serve this soup with shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream or our favorite - Some crumbled queso fresco and tortilla chips!



Wednesday, October 23, 2013