11 Jan Beef Burrito Soup
BEEF BURRITO SOUP
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 340 calories, 510mg sodium and 19g 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 lb lean ground beef
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 4 cups reduced sodium beef broth (fat free)
- 1 ½ cups cooked brown rice
- 1 can (28oz) no salt added diced tomatoes, not drained
- 1 can (6oz) pure tomato paste
- 1 can (15oz) no salt added black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 ½ cups corn kernels, fresh or frozen
- 1 medium red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
- 1/4 cup corn flour
- 1 tbsp reduced sodium taco seasoning
- sour cream, avocado, cilantro or shredded Mexican cheese blend for topping (optional)
In a stockpot or Dutch oven, cook ground beef over medium-high heat until no longer pink, breaking up the pieces while cooking. Drain, rinse and return to pot.
Reduce heat to medium; add onions and garlic; sauté for 2 minutes or until onions turn slightly translucent. Add the cooked beef and remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 18 to 20 minutes. Serve with your favorite toppings, if desired.
WW Freestyle™ SmartPoints® value 6*
*The Freestyle™ SmartPoints® values for these recipes were calculated by Inmyel and are not an endorsement or approval of the product, recipe or its manufacturer or developer by Weight Watchers International, Inc., the owner of the SmartPoints® registered trademark.
Nutritional analysis is from The Food Processor® Nutrition and Fitness Software by ESHA Research, Inc., version 11.3.285©, 2017.
Nutrition information and SmartPoints® values do not include any optional ingredients. Both should be considered approximate.