Source: Nestle® Very Best Baking

Mexican-Style Tomato Bean Soup
Tomato bean soup hits the spot any time of year; seasoned with mild salsa and taco seasoning, this soup is served elegantly finished with grated Mexican cheese blend.
Serves: 8
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes


3 cups tomato juice
1 can (16-oz.) ORTEGA® Refried Beans
16 ounces ORTEGA® Salsa Prima Homestyle Mild
1 cup water
1 package (1.25-oz.) ORTEGA® Taco Seasoning Mix
2 cup 4 cheese Mexican blend, divided

Garnish suggestions: tortilla chips, croutons, sour cream and cooked, crumbled bacon

COMBINE juice, beans, salsa, water and seasoning mix in large saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in 1/2 cup cheese. Top with remaining cheese and garnish as desired.