Source: Nestle® Very Best Meals

Bean, Cheese and Green Chile Stew
This hearty soup is a stick-to-your ribs winner. Perfect with your next Mexican meal and it may be even better the second day as a quick-to-fix lunch.
Serves: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes


8 ounces bacon, diced
1 1/2 cups onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 can (28-oz.) tomatoes, diced, undrained
3 cups water
1 cup celery, chopped
1 can (7-oz.) ORTEGA® Diced Green Chiles
1 teaspoon vinegar
2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce
2 pounds dried pinto beans, cooked and mashed
4 cups Shredded Cheddar cheese

COOK bacon in large saucepan until crispy. Remove bacon from pan; leave drippings. Add onion and garlic; cook for 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, water, celery, chiles, hot pepper sauce and vinegar; cook for 10 minutes. Add pinto beans and cheese; heat until cheese is melted and soup is heated through.