Tortilla Soup Recipe: A 10-Minute One Pot Wonder

Anything Goes Tortilla Soup - A 10 minute one pot wonder!

I have this new small goal of having at least one day a week be meatless. This is for three reasons: it’s cheap, it’s often healthier, and it’s better for the environment (raising animals utilizes much more of our natural resources than raising crops).

Tonight’s EASY one pot wonder was what I’m dubbing “Anything Goes Tortilla Soup”. This meal takes about 10 minutes to make, feeds a crowd, and is full of flavor. Don’t forget to make extra and freeze some for later (freezer meal instructions below).

Vegetarian Tortilla Soup - A 10 minute one pot wonder!

This recipe is a “dash of this/dash of that” or “I had this on hand” kind of one.  Feel free to adapt as you like.  The important thing for me, since there are quite a few convenience foods included, is to select canned items with as few ingredients as possible. Read labels and look for canned foods or mixes that don’t contain trans fats, MSG, GMOs, or other ingredients you can’t pronounce. When it doubt, look for organic versions.

Vegetarian Tortilla Soup - A 10 minute one pot wonder!

Meatless Monday: Anything Goes Tortilla Soup

Yields: Makes: at least 8 servings


  • 1 - 32 oz box organic chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 - 15 oz can refried beans (check ingredients carefully; organic is preferable)
  • 1 - 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 - 15 oz can diced tomatoes (juice and all)
  • 1 small can diced green chiles
  • 8 oz of organic frozen corn or 1 can organic corn (liquid drained)
  • 1-2 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1/2-1 cup of your favorite salsa
  • 2 tablespoons, or to taste, all-natural taco seasoning mix
  • Optional Toppings: sour cream or Greek yogurt, shredded cheddar cheese, crushed tortilla chips


Mix all ingredients together (except toppings) and let simmer over low heat for at least 10 minutes but longer is fine. Serve with whatever toppings you like. Done!

Freezer Meal Directions: To freeze for later, cook the soup fully, let it cool, and then freeze in a BPA-free freezer bag or air-tight container for up to 3 months. Thaws and rewarms easily over low heat on the stove or in the microwave.

Vegetarian Tortilla Soup - A 10 minute one pot wonder!

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  1. Beth says

    Mmm. mm. looks yummy!

  2. Medifast Coupons says

    Really like the idea of serving up some taco soup, think the kids will really enjoy. Thanks for the idea.

  3. Becky says

    Does this freeze well? Also, would you cook it first then freeze or add all ingredients and freeze before cooking?

    • Rachel says

      It does freeze well, as do most soups. You will cook it fully, let it cool, and then freeze in a BPA-free freezer bag or air-tight container for up to 3 months. Rewarms easily over low heat on the stove or in the microwave.

      • Becky says

        Great! Thanks so much!

  4. Tamberly says

    Love your healthy freezer meal recipes! Right up my alley :-) I found a homemade refried beans recipe for the crockpot on another site, but cannot recall which one. At any rate, it calls for 2 cans of kidneys, a quartered onion, garlic, and Mexican seasonings to taste. I use dried kidneys or Anasazi instead of canned. It is TASTY, healthy, and EASY! :-) Plus – no can. I just throw it all in the crock before going to bed. Ready in the morn.

    • Rachel says

      What a great idea! Do you smash the mixture when it’s done or use an immersion blender on it? Just wondering how you can get a smoother consistency.

  5. Sara P. says

    Found your site while looking for vegetarian freezer meal ideas. This was my first recipe of yours that I tried and it was a big hit at my house. Even my picky 7 year old who eats nothing ate an entire bowl and asked me to make it again sometime. Thanks for the recipe!

    • Rachel says

      This is the best kind of comment to me. I know how hard it is to find a recipe that makes everyone in the family happy! Yeah!

    • Polly says

      Thanks for sharing it!

    • Rachel says

      Thanks so much for linking to us! You have a great site!

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