Creamy Bean & Tortilla Soup

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

This is a hearty, quick meal that will get some food on the table fast. It's good too!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute onion and celery in bacon grease you get from frying your bacon strips.
  2. Combine all ingredients including the crumbled bacon and heat till hot.
  3. Add water to desired consistency.
  4. Soup should be creamy.
  5. Serve with tortilla chips.
Most Helpful

This is very good. I used no salt added Rotel tomatoes, reduced the salt to 1/4 tsp, and drained off some of the bacon grease before adding the rest of the ingredients. Also, I used an immersion blender to make the soup smooth. I topped each bowl with crumbled bacon. Next time, I will cut the cayenne down to 1/8 tsp.

Scrivener1 May 29, 2016

yummy, yummy, Wow ! The whole family just loved this one. A perfect lunch item. Also changed the bacon to diced ham, another time crumbled left over cooker hamburger........... All were a HIT ! The refried beans are a natural soup base, cant believe I never thought of this over the years ! Yummy !

jcanmeebay April 29, 2009

I went to Vegas and had Tortilla Soup for the first time ever. It was thick and creamy and had the bean taste. After returning home I wanted to make it for my family because I knew they would love it. However, every recipe I found for tortilla soup was more of a chicken broth than thick and creamy like the one I had and I was very dissapointed. I found this recipe after several attempts to reproduce it on my own with no success. This was wonderful and easy. Thank you so much!

Carrie September September 12, 2004