Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

I bought a Pace Picante Sauce cookbook about 15 years ago. This is my adaptation of a soup we have fallen in love with in our family!!! I've served it so many times to large crowds. Guests never miss the meat, and they love it because they can tailor it to their own tastes. As the cook, *I* love it because it's healthy, it's a SNAP to prepare and the taste is supreme!!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook onion in oil in large saucepan or stockpot until onion is tender, but not browned.
  2. Add remaining ingredients EXCEPT optional garnishes.
  3. Bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes.
  5. Ladle into bowls and garnish individual servings as desired with optional garnishes.
  6. Serve with tortilla chips or flour tortillas warmed on an iron skillet!


Most Helpful

Easy to make and has lots of pantry staples. Very filling, and the bowl was really pretty! I added a slurry of flour and water to thicken it up a bit, but that was personal preference. I topped it with a fat-free yogurt and cilanto sauce and added low-fat cheddar to the top as well. Really hearty and tasty. It kept me nice and full until dinner as well. Next time I make this I will add some chili powder and more cumin because I felt it was a bit bland. Thanks for sharing! Made and reviewd for Healthy Choices ABC game.

Amanda Beth January 26, 2012

This sounds great and I'm sure it'll be low in WW pts. It's pefect for fall weather! I'll leave out the green pepper (personal preference). You always post such great stuff! Thanks, Jeff's Girl!

Wyo_Krista_Cooks October 13, 2007

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