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.

See Popular Mexican Bean Soups Recipes

Beef and Bean Chili

Better Homes and Gardens

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.

Zesty Black Bean Soup

The Food Channel

Latin American-inspired soup features a rich broth, black beans seasoned with cumin, and a Caribbean "sofrito" of chopped bell peppers, onions and garlic sauteed in olive oil.

Spicy Garbanzo Bean Soup

Heart-Healthy Living

Frijoles

Ladies' Home Journal

In Mexico, frijoles are served either soupy in broth or mashed and fried. This mouthwatering recipe, with pinto beans and salt pork, features both versions.

Kickin Hot Chili

Better Homes and Gardens

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.

Mexican White Bean Soup

Better Homes and Gardens

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

Chunky Chipotle Pork Chili

Better Homes and Gardens

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

Chunky White Bean Soup

Fitness

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

Total: 20 mins

Fruit-and-Nut Chili

Better Homes and Gardens

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.

Hominy-Pork Stew

Better Homes and Gardens

White Chili

Better Homes and Gardens

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

Total: 16 mins

Black Bean Soup

Fitness

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

Mexican Black Bean Pizza: Dinner for $10

This month at Dinner for $10 we're all about Meatless Mondays and sharing some of our favorite family-friendly vegetarian main dishes. And somewhere close to the top of that list is this Mexican Black Bean Pizza. Yes, pizza! What could be more family-friendly than that? Here, a tasty, easy-to-make blend of canned black beans, cilantro and a dash of spicy seasoning is topped with cheese (gotta have plenty of cheese!) and chopped red pepper and green onion. Baked til bubbly, it's eminently delicious and wonderfully satisfying. Using refrigerated pizza dough, it's crazy easy to make, too -- justread more

Easy Freezer Meal for the Family: Slow Cooker Chili

Learn how to make the most of your slow cooker with freezer meals for busy days ahead. Plus: Get our recipe for Slow Cooker Mexican Chili!

Soup's On! 8 Wonderful Winter Soups

A bubbling pot of soup is the cure for almost anything that ails you during the winter months. Who doesn't love a bowl of steaming hot chicken noodle soup when you've got the sniffles? But while the classics are great (admit it--there's no way to improve on the combo of tomato soup and grilled cheese), it's also fun to experiment with new flavors.

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