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Dontcha hate those reviews that say "this was SO good, but I changed everything about it..." Well, unfortunately, here goes.... I was at the point of no return with the recipe when I discovered that I didn't have any refried beans on-hand. (Very odd! I ALWAYS have a can or two in the pantry!) The closest substitute I could come up with was a 16 oz. jar of nonfat black bean dip. Oh. My. Goodness. What a fabulous soup it made! Because the dip was already seasoned, I omitted all the seasoning in the recipe except for adding cilantro, which I LOVE. At that point, I figured what the heck and threw in a little less than a cup of corn I found in the bottom of the freezer. And, b/c I thought the soup might not be "hearty" enough for DH, I threw in 1/2 c of orzo at the end after whirring it A LITTLE with a stick blender. What resulted was a fabulous, thick, hearty, soup that was a perfect way to end the 20-degree day we had in MD. Sorry, Tugar, that I can't rate the recipe the way you posted it. But it was certainly the inspiration for a soup that I will make again and again! :-) FYI, the way mine ended up, it's 7 WW pts/6 hearty servings.

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Amy020 January 05, 2010

i made this soup today and thought as is it was pretty bland. once i added 2 ts of beef granules, extra cumin, extra chili powder, a pinch of sugar, and a fair amout of salt and pepper it was pretty good. if i make this soup again i'll add a can of beans probably pinto.
thanks for posting

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A.S.K. September 29, 2010

MMMMM...This was good. My DH was very scared by the name but he really enjoyed it. I didn't puree. I also added 1C uncooked rice, can of black bean rinced, about 1C of frozen corn and 2 small cans of green chilies. I also used heaping teaspoons of the spices for more flavor. I will make this again and again. Thanks!

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hunny bunny August 31, 2009

Yum!! Went together quick - didn't puree (DH likes his soup chunky). Thank you!

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KJK #5 February 27, 2006

Loved this. topped with taco shredded cheese and thought it was great!

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jellyko February 18, 2006

This was great, doubled the spices (many indicated it was bland) double amount was perfect. Let it cook all afternoon & didn't puree at the end. Thanks for sharing!

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Larawithoutau April 29, 2014

All five reviews from my house: Omnomnomnomnomnom.

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Three Kids Make Me Crazy May 21, 2013

this was delicious!! I did make it a bit different as we don't eat red meat. I used extra firm tofu crumbled up instead. I also used chicken broth instead of beef. I had made homemade refried beans yesterday and needed to find something other than bean dip to use them for and this was awesome!! I had everything else on hand. Everyone really liked it and thought it tasted alot like chicken enchilada soup. but this was ALOT easier!! And quicker!! Thanks for a great go to recipe!! Good for an evening with not alot of time!!

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sconehead April 22, 2013

Great chili. I did add more of the spices and an Anaheim, Pasilia and jalapeno chili. Other than that was as written. Simmered a couple of hours and was great!

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adopt a greyhound February 18, 2013
Beefy Refried Bean Soup