Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

Every time I make this soup, people rave about it. It couldn't be any easier, and tastes like you've slaved over the stove all day! Delicious, high protein, high fiber, low fat, low calorie! This recipe is a constant in our menu rotation. It's also what I call "Pantry Food" because everything required is stuff we always keep on hand. Perfect for a sudden cold snap that has you craving hot soup!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (15 ounce) can vegetable broth (or 2 cups. If you're not vegetarian, whatever broth or stock you have on hand is perfectly fine)
  • 1 (15 ounce) can refried beans (fat-free)
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups frozen corn (use one of the empty cans filled to the very top)
  • 1 (10 ounce) can Rotel tomatoes & chilies


  1. Put the broth and refried beans into a soup pot and heat, while whisking together, until the beans have incorporated fully into the broth.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and heat, while stirring, until the soup is nice and bubbly.
  3. Serve with a variety of toppings: shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, fresh cilantro, a few drops Chipotle tabasco (This is the BEST add-in!), etc. The variations are endless and delicious!
Most Helpful

So easy and so tasty, I added some cumin and cilantro. Great to make after work. This is a soup where the sum of it's parts are much better than the individual ingredients. Will make again and again.

Mbcooker January 20, 2013

Super easy to throw together & my husband really enjoyed it!! For those that find the Rotel too spicy - use the mild version which is less spicey than the orginal. I used the Mexican Lime & Cilantro Rotel & I think that one isn't as spicy but also added extra flavor. My husband tasted it with just the ingredients listed and said it was wonderful. I then added cumin & chili powder for good measure. He didn't find it spicy at all and added extra jalapeno slices on top. I served with tortilla chips but serving with rice or alone would be great as well. Thanks for a quick satisfying soup!! Made for Healthy Choices Summer 2010!!

Mindelicious August 13, 2010

Nice, filling soup. It's very easy to make. At first, I made this as written and I felt it needed much more flavor. I added fresh minced garlic, onion and cumin and simmered longer. That made the flavor much better without making the recipe any more difficult. I garnished with fat free sour cream and chopped scallions. Cheese would be good, too. Thanx for posting this!

*Parsley* January 25, 2012