Recipes and Entertaining

Southwest Bean Soup

I love Mexican and Southwest-inspired dishes. Vibrant and flavorful, this soup (2 PointsPlusTM ) looks delish!

Courtesy of Taste of Home, Southwest Bean Soup, published in Healthy Cooking December/January 2009, p25.

13 Servings

Prep: 15 min.

Cook: 30 min.


  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (28 ounces) Hunt’s® Original Diced Tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 cans (4 ounces each) chopped green chilies
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro


  • In a large nonstick saucepan coated with cooking spray, cook and stir the onion, green pepper and garlic over medium heat until almost tender.
  • Stir in the broth, beans, tomatoes, chilies, corn, chili powder and cumin. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Stir in cilantro. Yield: 13 servings (2-1/4 quarts).

PointsPlus™ Value: 2

Nutrition Facts: 1 cup equals 95 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 459 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 vegetable.

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