Mexican Bean Soups

Beans are one of Mexican cuisine's central ingredients, especially in soups. Let beans take a starring role in a hot Mexican soup, and enjoy the healthy protein benefits.

Beef and Bean Chili

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With rich ground beef, peppery cilantro, and spicy jalapenos, this incredible chili has all the basics covered. But what is that flavor singing in the background? Your guests will be surprised -- and delighted -- to learn that the secret ingredient is chocolate. When buying jalapeno chiles for this dish, choose those with vibrant, blemish-free skins. And remember: the smaller the pepper, the hotter the pepper.

Kickin Hot Chili

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A medley of peppers and spices infuses this chili with amazing flavor, and just the right amount of heat. Featuring two pounds of ground beef, and tasty blend of red and Great Northern beans, this hearty chili is made to satisfy. Serve with a fresh green salad, crunchy tortilla chips, and your choice of classic toppings for a complete meal the whole family will love.

Hominy-Pork Stew

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White Chili

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For a twist on traditional chili, try this healthy and satisfying recipe full of beans and pork.

Chunky Chipotle Pork Chili

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Lean pork tenderloin gets a huge flavor boost from a perfect blend of spicy, smoky, and sweet peppers in this incredible chili. Red beans are a hearty addition, making this a filling lunch, or main course for dinner. Simply add a fresh green salad or half-sandwich for a complete dinner that will satisfy even the most insatiable of appetites.

Total: 30 mins

Mexican White Bean Soup

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Turn to the pantry for a hearty and comforting soup packed with beans, vegetables, and spices.

Fruit-and-Nut Chili

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Sweet peppers, fragrant garlic, and an aromatic blend of spices (including curry powder and cinnamon) make this chili flavorful. The addition of cocoa powder, almonds, and tart, crisp apples makes it uniquely enticing. Almonds, like all nuts, are susceptible to rancidity due to their high fat content. For optimal shelf life, store almonds in a air-tight container in the freezer, for 3-6 months.

Chunky White Bean Soup


Using lean ground turkey breast keeps this 20-minute dinner low in fat.

Total: 20 mins

Black Bean Soup


You'll have dinner in 15 minutes with this recipe. Beans, tomatoes, and spices combine to make a healthy one-dish meal.

Total: 15 mins
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