Black Bean Soup

Black bean soup that can be on your table for dinner in under an hour. This hearty, flavorful soup is simple and perfect to make during soup season.

Black Bean Soup

Easy Black Bean Soup

Give me all the soup recipes! When cooler weather hits, all I want to do is make a different soup for dinner every night. I love that you can incorporate so many healthy ingredients in soups. You can get all your veggie and protein servings in one bowl. I also really appreciate that soups can feed a lot of people. You never know when you’re going to have extra people in the house for dinner or maybe you need to bring dinner to a friend or neighbor that night. Soup is always the answer, and today’s black bean soup will be a new crowd pleaser!

We love that this bean soup is SO easy and SO flavorful. Heads up all you bacon lovers out there – this soup has bacon in it! Is there anything that bacon doesn’t go well with? Along with bacon, there are a ton of other tasty ingredients in this soup too, including:

  • Black beans
  • cilantro
  • garlic
  • chili powder
  • tomatoes
  • chicken broth
  • Worcestershire sauce

Even I admit that I was hesitant trying this recipe, but all of these ingredients combine to make a very flavorful and delicious soup!

How to Make Best Black Bean Soup

Making this recipe is very simple and takes just a few steps. Begin by chopping your bacon into fine pieces and cook in a large pot over medium heat for about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic until it’s nice and fragrant.

Next add the broth, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and chili powder to the pot. Mix in the black beans and bring the soup to a boil over high heat. Once it starts to boil, lower the heat and let it simmer for about 10 minutes.

While soup is simmering, wash and remove stems from the cilantro. Then coarsely chop the cilantro. Stir it into the soup after it’s done simmering. Cook the soup for another 5 minutes until it’s thickened a bit. Stir in the lime juice and season with salt and pepper.

Garnish with all your favorite toppings including:

  • cilantro
  • avocado
  • cheese
  • sour cream
  • lime
  • green onions

They take the soup to an even higher level of delicious-ness!

Black Bean Soup Recipe

Crock Pot Black Bean Soup

Can you make this bean soup in the slow cooker? Yes! Just cook up the bacon and minced garlic first. From there, you will add everything to the Crock Pot and cook on HIGH for 2 hours or on LOW on 4 hours.

When you first try this soup it will hug you with all of it’s delicious flavors. We hope you love it as much as we do!

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Black Bean Soup Recipe

5 from 6 votes

Black bean soup that can be on your table for dinner in under an hour. This hearty, flavorful soup is simple and perfect to make during soup season.

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 134 kcal
Author Kristyn Merkley

Ingredients

  • 10 slices bacon finely chopped
  • 4 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups canned chopped tomatoes
  • 2 TB ketchup
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 TB chili powder
  • 4 (15.5 oz) can black beans drained but not rinsed
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • Sour cream, scallions, and cheese, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Cook bacon in a large pot over medium heat for about 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook until fragrant.  

  2. Add broth, tomatoes, ketchup, Worcestershire, and chili powder. Mix in the beans, and bring to a boil. Once boiling, lower heat to a simmer for about 10 minutes. 

  3. While soup is simmering, cut off cilantro stems and coarsely chop. Add cilantro to soup and simmer an additional 5 minutes, until thickened. Stir in the lime juice and season with salt and pepper. 

  4. Serve warm and garnish with toppings like fresh cilantro, limes, sour cream, cheese and avocados.

Recipe Notes

TRIED & TRUE FINDINGS:

  • DIFFICULTY: simple
  • HOW MANY DOES IT FEED: 8
  • ANY CHANGES MADE:  no onions, used minced garlic
  • ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR NEXT TIME: none

Adapted from Food Network.

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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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