Cheater's Bean Soup

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Jenny Sanders

A very fast and easy soup made by doctoring canned goods. Reasonably low fat, high fibre, vegetarian. And yet - people like it.

Top Review by Kasha

Easy, fast, healthy soup. I also added a bit of garlic and chives when it was finished. I tried it as a way to use up tomato juice, but will make it again.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Drain and rinse the beans, but keep the liquid in which the beans were packed.
  2. Puree the beans thoroughly in a food processor.
  3. Saute the seasonings in the oil in a large soup pot.
  4. Add the beans, the vegetable cocktail and the sugar.
  5. Stir well.
  6. Bring to a simmer.
  7. Taste the soup, and thin it with water or the bean liquid, according to whether you think the soup needs more salt or not.
  8. (The bean packing liquid is very salty.) Serve with chopped coriander and lime wedges.

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