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Creamy Bean Soup

By Mary McDougall, Dr. McDougall's Health and Medical Center

Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 12 mins
Total time: 17 mins
Serves 4


  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onions
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
  • 2 16-ounce cans no-fat black or pinto refried beans
  • 2-1/2 cups vegetable broth or water
  • 2 cups frozen corn kernels
  • 1/3 cup mild salsa
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • chopped cilantro for garnish (optional)


  • Place the onion and celery in a medium saucepan with 1/4 cup vegetable broth.
  • Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion and celery are tender.
  • Add remaining ingredients except cilantro, mix well and cook over very low heat for 10 minutes.
  • Garnish with cilantro, if desired.
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