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Quick' N Easy Mexican Bean Soup

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This easy to make soup for lunch will have you licking your spoon, and maybe even your bowl!

. Prep
15 min.
30 min.
Ready In
45 min.
4 servings
Low Fat, Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, High Fiber
Metric measurements


4each bacon slices, diced*
1each onion chopped
30ounces pinto beans undrained
1each chicken broth can*
1/2cup water
1/3cup cilantro
1/3cup picante sauce *
* not incl. in nutrient facts


In a 3 quart saucepan, cook bacon until crisp. Remove with slotted spoon. Cook onion in drippings until tender but not brown. Return bacon to saucepan. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer 15 minutes.

Variation: Brown 1 pound ground beef with the bacon. Also, add a 14 1/2 ounce can whole tomatoes, 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin, 1 tablespoon chile powder and 3 small cloves garlic (crushed and sautéed with onion).

First published: last updated: 2014-12-16

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 282g (9.9 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 22610% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 750mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 13%
Dietary Fiber 11g 43%
Sugars g
Protein 26g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 11% Iron 19%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

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