This is a great (and rather healthy) recipe I found online!
Refried Bean Soup
1 lb ground beef
1 can (28 oz) whole stewed tomatoes
1 can (14 oz) refried beans (use 2 cans to substitute for beef for a vegetarian recipe)
1 can (2cups) beef broth (or vegetable stock for a vegetarian variation)
1 can green chiles (optional)
2 tbsp olive oil
3 stocks celery
2 peppers (red and yellow)
2 tsp minced garlic (or more if you prefer)
1 pinch cayenne pepper
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp chilli powder
Heat oil in large pot. Rough cut the onion, peppers, and celery and toss in oil with garlic and cook until tender. Brown the ground beef in separate skillet, drain excess grease and add to vegetables. Add the beef stock, cumin, cayenne, chilli powder, tomatoes, refried beans and green chiles and bring to a boil and then simmer for 30 minutes . Using a measuring cup, put the soup in small increments into a food processor or blender and puree. Top with tortilla chips and sour cream or plain greek yogurt for a lower fat option. Serves 6. Enjoy!