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Creamy Tomato Black Bean Taco Soup

This soup is hearty and delicious...and will make you feel like you're in Mexico, eating street food...yum!

February 16th, 2016

Chef Matt Dean Pettit for Campbell Canada

Global street food culture is all around us and some of the most delicious dishes come from the streets of Mexico! The fresh ingredients and simple way of cooking always seem to leave me impressed and wanting more.
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
15-20 minutes
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) vegetable oil
  • 1 white onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) dry chili powder (for soup)
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) cumin powder
  • 2 large ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 can (540 mL) black beans, drained
  • 2 cans (540 mL each) Creamy Tomato soup
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) Canola oil, for frying
  • 4 corn or flour tortillas, cut into thin matchstick strips (substitute: store bought tortilla chips, broken)
  • 1 cup (250 mL) sour cream
  • 2 limes, squeezed
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) chili powder (for Crema)
  1. In a large saucepan, heat vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the onion, cook, stirring occasionally, for approximately 2-3 minutes or until tender and translucent.

  2. Add the chili powder, cumin, tomato and black beans. Stir mixture together to combine, and sauté for 2-3 minutes over low to medium heat.

  3. Add the Creamy Tomato soup to the black bean mixture. Return mixture to high heat, and bring to a near boil. Reduce temperature to low, and simmer for 15 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile in a frying pan, heat canola oil over high heat. Add taco strips in small batches into the hot oil, and fry for approximately 1-2 minutes or until crispy. Remove from fryer and wipe off any excess oil using a paper towel.

  5. In a mixing bowl, combine sour cream, juice from 2 limes and chili powder. Combine together until it has a thin enough consistency to run as a drizzled sauce. Add a small amount of water, approximately 1 tbsp (15 mL), if needed to thin the mixture out.

  6. Ladle soup evenly into 4 bowls, garnish with a drizzle of chili lime Crema and crispy tortilla chips.

Nutrients Per Serving

610 Calories, 30 g fat, 490 mg sodium, 68 g carbohydrate, 17 g fibre, 17 g protein, 20% daily value calcium

Creamy Tomato Black Bean Taco Soup
Campbell Canada