Hearty Nacho Soup

1/2 lb. ground turkey or beef
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. chili powder
One 16 oz can refried beans
1 cup water
2/3 cup picante sauce

Optional toppings:
Dairy sour cream, sliced green onions, chopped tomato, sliced ripe olives, shredded cheddar or Monterey jack cheese, tortilla chips.

Brown turkey in large saucepan; drain. Sprinkle with salt and chili powder. Add beans, water and picante sauce; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Ladle into shallow bowls; top as desired. Serve with additional picante sauce.

Makes 4 servings, about 4 cups soup.

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana