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Quick black bean soup
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Black Bean Soup Recipe

Easy Black Bean Soup is a 30 minute meal! This easy soup recipe is full of flavor and the perfect meal for a cold day. Black beans make a vegetarian soup the perfect dinner!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 114kcal
Author: Dorothy Kern
Cost: $8


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 1 medium red pepper finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno seeds and ribs removed, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cans 15 ounces each black beans
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 3 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  • Place a 3 quart pan or stock pot over medium heat. Add the oil and heat.
  • Add the onion, red pepper, and jalapeno to the pan. Cook until they start to soften, stirring often, about 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook another minute.
  • Add the black beans with their liquid, the salt, pepper cumin and stock. Stir and cover. Bring to a boil and cook 15-20 minutes or until flavors are combined. Stir in corn and cook just until the corn is heated through.
  • Season with additional salt and pepper to taste. Serve with cilantro.


  • Top it with chopped fresh herbs like parsley or cilantro, a squeeze of lime juice and some shredded cheese.
  • For some crunch, add some tortilla strips or crushed tortilla chips.
  • Add a dollop of sour cream with some sliced green onions or diced red onion.
  • Add a squeeze of fresh lime juice
  • Make Spicy Black Bean Soup by upping the spices - add some red pepper flakes and cayenne pepper, and use some of the seeds from the jalapeno.
  • Make this in the slow cooker by sauteeing all the vegetables on the stove as directed, then dumping all the ingredients into your crockpot and cooking on low for 6-8 hours.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 114kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 370mg | Potassium: 295mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 655IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg