Heddy's Black and Red Bean Soup

Heddy's Black and Red Bean Soup


"A yummy soup that even picky kids will love! Red beans and black beans are mildly seasoned and simmered in vegetable broth. With these ingredients this is a healthy vegetarian soup with a complete protein. If you add the chili powder, leave out the maple syrup. It totally changes the taste. Garnish with sour cream, green onions and tortilla chips for a festive meal. This is great served with cornbread."


45 m servings 209 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 209 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 3.6 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs:
  • 39.6g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 8.9 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 800 mg
  • 32%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the onion, celery, carrots and garlic; cook and stir for a few minutes to release the flavors. Season with maple syrup, cumin, chili powder, and black pepper. Pour in the vegetable broth, black beans, 1 can of red beans, and corn. Bring to a boil.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the remaining can of red beans and crushed tomatoes in the container of a large food processor or blender. Process until smooth. Pour into the soup pot, and stir to blend. Reduce heat to medium, and simmer for 15 minutes.


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  • With my weak blender I pour the water from the can of corn right into the blender, when I dump the corn in the pot of soup. That way, when I add the last can of red beans and the tomatoes into the blender there is enough liquid to process it all.
  • This freezes well, and some say it tastes even better as leftovers on the second or third day.
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  1. 37 Ratings


Just wanted to clarify- with the 2 optional ingredients, do not leave them both out. You should choose one or the other of them. If you choose the chili powder (add it right before the broth) t...

awesome! I'm not sure why, even though I chose to make this recipe, I wasn't that thrilled about it while making it. GREAT flavor! I halved the recipe (dummy me forgot to get 2 cans of each bean...

YUM!! My family absolutely loved this recipe, even my children. I had to substitute one of the cans of red beans for white beans and it still came out just great. I added in the maple syrup an...

Great, used 1/2 can of Rotel tomatoes to add extra flavor to the Chili powder version. Also added Barley for a healthy grain. Kids liked it too because they couldn't see any tomatoes!

I made the maple syrup version, and I have to agree with other reviewers that said it was bland. However, it wasn't so bland that I wouldn't have eaten it as it was, so I don't think this is a b...

This is delicious! Was looking for a recipe that would let me use up a lot of cans of beans, and this fit the bill perfectly. I didn't have any tomatoes, so I left them out. I also left out t...

I made this for a chuch function last night, but left out the maple syrup. It was HUGE hit!

I made this with the maple syrup... it was ok, but nothing to write home about. Needs a little more flavor. I'll have to play with it to make it just right, but my kids had a hard time eating ...

This was the blandest soup I have ever made. Not sure I can even call this a "base" soup. I followed the directions exactly then went back to double check that I didn't make an error. I made t...