Wednesday, 16 April 2014

RECIPE : Spicy Mexican Bean Soup

This tasty homemade soup is quick, simple and inexpensive to make and will feed a family of 4 quite happily. With a nod towards chili con carne, it incorporates all the elements of a tasty Mexican dish, with a touch of spice, into a yummy soup perfect for dunking your tortilla chips into.

  • small can of sweetcorn, drained
  • 3 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1tsp mild chili powder (optional)
  • 2 cartons of chopped tomatoes in chili and herbs (or similar)
  • 2 cans of mixed beans in mild chili
  • 350ml of vegetable stock made with 1 cube
  • pinch of pepper
  • bag of tortilla chips

Warm some oil in a large saucepan; while it's heating chop the garlic cloves and then add them into the pan along with 1 tsp of mild chili powder (if you want a slightly spicier soup). Fry them for a couple of minutes until fragrant.

Add the beans, tomatoes and sweetcorn to the pan then pour over the vegetable stock (for a thinner soup, add more stock). Add a pinch of pepper then bring the pan to the boil. Allow the soup to simmer for 2-3 minutes then serve with tortilla chips and tuck in.


  1. OOohh I am already feeling the spic in my mouth! I love doing this soup too! The spicier the better =) Thanks for sharing. #mbpw

    1. Thanks for stopping by. It's such a tasty soup isn't it :) x