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Beef Burrito Soup

Beef Burrito Soup


Servings: 8
Calories: 300 kcal
I bought a can of a popular brand of Beef Burrito soup. The picture on the label showed a spoonful of soup. It looked pretty good showing corn, black beans, beef, tomato and a few grains of rice. It turned out to be a ton of rice in relation to other ingredients and of course huge amounts of sodium so off I went to make a homemade version. About a 1 ½ cups of my homemade version has 300 calories, 460mg sodium and 20g protein. The canned version for about the same portion has about 45 fewer calories but more than double the sodium at 1185mg which would reflect at about 49% of your DV on the label. PLUS the canned version has less protein and dietary fiber.


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 cups reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1 ½ cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 can (28oz) no salt added diced tomatoes, not drained
  • 1 can (6oz) tomato paste
  • 1 can (15oz) no salt added black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 ½ cups corn kernels, fresh or frozen
  • 1 small red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • ¼ cup corn flour
  • 1 tbsp reduced sodium taco seasoning
  • sour cream, avocado, cilantro and/or shredded cheddar Mexican cheese blend for topping (optional)


  1. In a large skillet, cook ground beef until no longer pink, breaking up the pieces while cooking. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a stockpot or Dutch oven, heat 1 teaspoon oil over medium heat. Add onions and garlic; sauté for 2 minutes or until onions turn slightly translucent. Add the remaining ingredients including the cooked beef. Bring to a boil then reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 15 minutes. Serve with your favorite toppings.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional analysis is from The Food Processor® Nutrition and Fitness Software by ESHA Research, Inc., version 11.3.285©, 2016. All nutrition information should be considered approximate. Note: Many soup ingredients continue to absorb broth after preparation. Add additional broth if soup becomes too thick.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 300 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 2.5g 13%
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 460mg 19%
Potassium 908mg 26%
Total Carbohydrates 40g 13%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 7g
Protein 20g 40%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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