Jamaican Ham and Bean Soup

Homemade ham and bean soup with a taste of Jamaica can be on your dinner table in 30 minutes.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 6

1
tablespoon vegetable oil
1/3
cup frozen chopped onion
2
cans (16 oz each) Old El Paso™ refried beans
1
can (11 oz) Green Giant™ SteamCrisp® Mexicorn® whole kernel corn with red and green peppers, undrained
1
can (11 oz) Green Giant™ SteamCrisp® white shoepeg corn, undrained
1
can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles, undrained
1/2
cup Old El Paso™ Thick 'n Chunky salsa (any variety)
1 3/4
cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
1
teaspoon Jamaican jerk seasoning (dry)
1
lb lean cooked ham, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1
can (2 1/4 oz) sliced ripe olives, drained
1/3
cup lime juice
6
tablespoons sour cream
6
lime slices, if desired

  • 1 In 3-quart saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion; cook 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until tender.
  • 2 Stir in refried beans, both cans of corn, chiles, salsa, broth and jerk seasoning. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 3 Stir in ham, olives and lime juice. Cook 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly heated. Ladle soup into individual bowls. Top each serving with 1 tablespoon sour cream and lime slice.

Expert Tips

This prize-winning recipe was created by Marilou Robinson of Portland, Oregon, for a national recipe contest.

Serve bean soup with warm-from-the-oven Betty Crocker® cornbread & muffin mix.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
410
(
Calories from Fat
130),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
14%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
55mg
55%;
Sodium
2720mg
2720%;
Total Carbohydrate
43g
43%
(Dietary Fiber
8g
8%
  Sugars
8g
8%
),
Protein
27g
27%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.