Ditch the slow-soaking dried legumes in place of easy refried beans in this hearty soup, with ham, vegetables, and chili seasoning.
Black beans are often used for soup, but they're usually soaked overnight and simmered all day with a ham hock. This recipe, prepared with refried black beans, dramatically cuts your prep and cooking time.
If you can't find cans of refried black beans, either plain or seasoned with lime juice, drain and rinse 2 cans of black beans then mash them with a potato masher. Season the mashed beans with 1 teaspoon of lime juice.
Omit the ham and garnish each serving with 2 tablespoons crumbled cooked bacon.
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