This Speedy Salsa Soup is one of those great last minute suppers when you want something flavorful but don’t have the time to put into it. You can make it exactly like I did in this tutorial or just use the basic premise of the recipe and customize it to your tastes or what you have on hand. I seldom make this soup the same way twice! It is reminiscent of Taco Soup, but with fewer ingredients and even less fuss (is that even possible?).
To see how I make this soup before I pack up and hit the road, just scroll down 🙂
You’ll need: Garlic Powder, Cilantro, Salsa*, Shredded Cooked Chicken, Black Beans, Corn*, Heavy Cream*, and Chicken Broth*.
Salsa – This is really the only thing you truly need as a base for this soup. The salsa gives it flavor and zest and really helps a wonderful soup come together with minimum effort. I use mild but you can use medium or hot if you prefer.
Corn – I like corn. I usually use one can but I grabbed two for some reason when I did this tutorial. Two is a bit much. I am going to only list one in the ingredients.
Heavy Cream – You can leave this out entirely and the soup will still be delicious. I like how it adds a light creaminess to the broth.
Chicken Broth – I make mine out of hot water and bouillon cubes to save money and space in my pantry.
First thing you want to do is drain and rinse your black beans.
I love black beans but if you use that liquid in the can, everything you cook tastes like straight black beans. At least it does to me.
Ready for the full instructions on this soup?
Dump everything in a pot.
That’s it! Now stir this and bring it just to a boil over medium high heat, stirring ever so often. Then reduce heat to low and let it simmer for a few minutes or until you get hungry or just go ahead and eat it right then.
If you like, or are in the mood to, add in a little heavy cream. Stir and heat for just a few more minutes.
Serve topped with cheese, tomatoes, sour cream, guacamole, or whatever you grab first.
Don’t turn your back because someone is liable to smell it and come steal your bowl!
- 24 ounce jar mild or hot salsa about 2.5 cups - can use less if you want
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cilantro
- 2 cans black beans rinsed
- 1 can corn undrained
- 3 cups broth I use chicken bullion cubes to make my own and save money
- 2 cups shredded cooked chicken about
- 1 cup heavy ceeam optional
- Dump everything into a pot.
- Bring just to a boil.
- Reduce heat and simmer for 5-10 minutes.
- Serve warm.
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~Louise L. Hay
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I made this recipe last night for supper. Only things I did different was to add a can of chickpeas and I used a can of cooked chicken. It was perfect! Thanks for the recipe!
Soups are one of our favorites for dinner. I make elaborate soups, stew, chili’s etc… some have to cook for hours. Your Salsa Soup is now my favorite soup, delicious, easy, and oh so tasty. Sometimes I use canned chicken, sometimes boneless. Doesn’t matter, outstanding flavors whichever you decide. Thank you so much for this simple recipe that tastes so yummy.
I am so glad to hear that you like it Sherry!!! It is one of my favorites!
Can you substitute pinto beans
I guess you could, although I have never tried it. Let me know if you try it and how it turns out!
Christy, looks delicious! I make this with ground beef instead of chicken and leave out the cream. It’s good too! By the way, I love your Temp-tation dishes. I collect Temp-tation like you collect Pyrex. lol
Oh my goodness, I would love to see a picture of your collection sometime!!! I am so glad you liked the soup!!!
I didn’t have chicken or black beans so I just made a pot of this with 1 lb of ground chuck, 2 cups of beef broth, a can of tomato sauce for half the salsa, a 14.5 oz jar of salsa, 1 can whole corn with liquid, 1 Tbsp parsley flakes, 1 Tbsp of powder ranch dressing mix, 1 Tbsp honey, a can of rinsed black eyed peas and a can of hoppin john. yummy stuff.
Glad to hear it turned out ok and you liked it!!