South Beach Recipes
Chicken-Pinto Bean Soup
1 onion, diced small
1 T chopped garlic
1-2 tsp. olive oil
5 cans chicken broth
2 ts. dried oregano
1 T ground cumin
1/2 tsp. ground Chipotle chile powder
2 cans pinto beans with juice
4 cups diced, cooked chicken
1 4 oz. can diced green chiles
1/2 cup hummus (or refried beans)
1/4 cup lime juice
1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Heat olive oil in frying pan, then saute onion 2-3 minutes. Add garlic and saute a couple of
In large soup pot combine chicken stock, onions, garlic, oregano, ground cumin, and
chipotle chile powder and let simmer on low about 15 minutes.
Add 2 cans pinto beans with juice, cooked chicken, diced green chiles, and hummus or
refried beans and simmer one hour or a little longer, until flavors are well combined, and
beans are quite soft.
Turn off heat and stir in lime juice and chopped cilantro. Serve hot, with more chopped
cilantro to be sprinkled on top if desired.