Quick and Easy Black Bean Soup

56 Reviews 3 Pics
  • Prep

    5 m
  • Cook

    45 m
  • Ready In

    50 m
Chef John
Recipe by  Chef John

“All you need is a couple cans of beans, an onion, some bacon, and spices to whip up this simple but delicious soup.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 4 servings

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Directions

  1. Place bacon in a cold pot. Turn heat to medium, cook and stir until the bacon is cooked but not crisp.
  2. Stir in onion; cook and stir for 5 minutes, until the onion turns translucent and golden.
  3. Stir in garlic; cook for 2-3 minutes. Add chicken stock, turn heat to medium-high. Stir in oregano, cayenne and salt. Add black beans and water. Return to a simmer.
  4. Simmer on medium-low, stirring occasionally, for 20-30 minutes. While it's cooking, mash about half the beans to thicken the soup.
  5. Stir in black pepper and cumin. Add salt to taste.
  6. Make the relish by stirring together minced green onion, sambal paste, and lime juice.
  7. Serve garnished with relish, chopped green onions, and sour cream.

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Reviews (56)

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chrismith
50

chrismith

This was quite good. I left out the bacon to cut calories and replaced the can of water with more chicken broth to up the flavor. Came out delicious. Do make the garnish and use either sour cream or yogurt to top it off. Black beans are so healthy so any way to incorporate them into your diet is a winner - if it's tasty too than all the better!

jonsbelle
18

jonsbelle

subbed basil for oregano and simmered an hour to thicken and blend flavors. Cheated and used blender. Awesome flavor! Loved this - will make again for sure.

CavaLavaLove
17

CavaLavaLove

Best Black Bean soup I've ever had! BONUS: I made it! :) I used low sodium beans, but followed the recipe exactly and the result was perfection! I didn't even make the relish, but I did use sour cream. It was a big hit with the hubby too.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 328 cal
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 9.1 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs
  • 44 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 19.3 g
  • 39%
  • Cholesterol
  • 22 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 1720 mg
  • 69%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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