Zesty Tex-Mex Soup


This Tex-Mex soup is hearty and flavorful and can easily be made with ingredients from your cupboard or freezer.  It is a very quick and convenient meal to serve for unexpected company or just your family when you are short on time for preparation.



Zesty Tex-Mex Soup

Serves – 6
Prep Time – 20-25 minutes
Cook Time – 15 minutes
Total Time – 35 minutes


1 large onion, chopped* (2 cups)

1/2 cup sweet red pepper*, diced

2-3 cloves minced or bottled garlic

1/2 cup soy curls, crushed with a rolling pin or for soy free, 1/3 cup quick-cooking coarse bulgur wheat

2 15-oz. cans black beans with liquid

2 cups frozen organic corn

1 14-oz. can Mexican-style finely diced canned tomatoes

1 1/4 cups hot water

1 tbsp chicken-style seasoning to make your own see Chick-Like Seasoning

1 tbsp lime juice

2-3 tsp chili powder, to taste

1 tsp cumin, paprika, and parsley

1/2 tsp celery salt and oregano

Salt as needed

Optional Toppings

green onions, 1/4” slices

avocado, diced

fresh cilantro



  1. In a 2-quart kettle, sauté the onion, pepper, and garlic in a little water.
  2. Add all the remaining ingredients.
  3. Simmer 15 minutes to blend the flavors.
  4. Garnish as desired.


*Keep diced pepper and onion in your freezer for use in a quick meal like this.