South of the Border Vegetable Soup

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

This recipe evolved from a magazine recipe for all-you-can-eat soup. The additions have raised the calorie content, but make for a more-satisfying soup. When serving, I like to add crushed tortilla chips and/or diced avacado for added flavor.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a 5-6 quart saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add Carrots, celery, onions, and garlic. Cook 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in tomatoes with liquid, water, cabbage, cumin, bouillon cube, salt, pepper, and enchilada sauce (optional). Heat to boiling over high heat, stirring occasionally.
  3. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, 15-20 minutes or until vegetables become tender. Add more seasoning, if desired.
  4. Add frozen corn and drained beans. Cook 5-10 minutes longer.
  5. Finished soup can be divided into smaller containers to freeze.
Most Helpful

I thoroughly enjoyed this healthy and easy-to-make soup. I made minor changes. Doubled the garlic, used chicken stock in place of water and bouillon cube, and added extra cabbage. Taco sauce and lima beans replaced the two ingredients that are not easily found in Australia. Topped it all off with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkling of chopped cilantro (coriander). Heaven on a spoon! Made and reviewed for Pick a Chef. From one Peg to another -- Many thanks.

Leggy Peggy May 15, 2007