Mexican Bean Soup

The Last Bite
by The Last Bite
3/4 Servings
45 min

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This spicy and Smokey Mexican bean soup is perfect for a midweek dinner, and it’s super simple to make. 🇲🇽 I whipped this together in 40 minutes, and most of that time is just simmering, so it’s the perfect dinner if you’ve got things to be doing.

I love cooking with the spices and flavours of Mexican cuisine. They pack such a punch to awaken the mouth. These flavours in a healthy soup works perfectly! Filled with beans corn and some sweet potato pieces, this dish is everything you want in a soup!

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Recipe details
  • 3/4  Servings
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 40 Minutes Total time: 45 min
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  • What you’ll need..
  • - 1/2 red onion 
  • - 2 cloves of garlic 
  • - 1 tin chopped tomatoes 
  • - 1 tin sweet corn
  • - 1 tin kidney beans 
  • - 1/2 sweet potato
  • - 1.5 tsp cumin 1 tsp Smokey paprika 1/2 tsp chilli powder 1/2 tsp dried corriander 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • - 1 tbsp tomato purée 
  • - 1 tbsp soy
  • - 1 tsp honey 
  • - I added a couple drops of jalapeño hot sauce (optional) 
  • - 1 stock cube (veggie or meat) with 2 tins worth of water
  • - salt and pepper
  • - to serve: fresh corriander, nachos, grated cheese and sour cream 

How to make it..
- chop your onion into cubes, and soften in a saucepan. Finely chop your garlic and repeat. 
- meanwhile cut your sweet potato into small equal cubes
- now add in all your spices and cook for a few mins, add a splash of water so it doesn’t burn. 
- Now add your tomato paste and let it cook for a couple mins.
- Add your tomato’s, beans, sweetcorn, sweet potato cubes, stock cube and water. 
- next season with salt pepper and add soy and honey. 
- Stir and simmer on a low heat for 30/40 mins until the beans and potato are soft and the sauce has started to thicken. (Stir occasionally) 
- Serve in a bowl, and top with your sour cream, cheese, coriander and nachos