• 4 bacon strips
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 (16 ounce) can refried beans
  • 1/4 cup picante sauce or salsa
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • Hot pepper sauce
  • Shredded Cheddar cheese
  • Tortilla chips


In a medium saucepan, cook bacon until crisp; remove to paper towel to drain. Crumble and set aside. In the drippings, saute the onion and celery; sprinkle with the garlic powder. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add beans, picante sauce, broth, parsley and bacon; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 5-10 minutes. Season to taste with hot pepper sauce if desired. Ladle into bowls and top with cheese. Serve with tortilla chips.