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Beef & Black Bean Soup Recipe

Beef & Black Bean Soup Recipe

I lead a busy life, so I'm always trying to come up with time-saving recipes. This zippy and colorful soup is one of my husband's favorites. It has been a hit at family gatherings, too. —Vickie Gibson, Gardendale, Alabama
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 6 hours YIELD:10 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 8 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 medium carrots, thinly sliced
  • 2 celery ribs, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1-1/2 cups cooked rice


  • 1. In a skillet over medium heat, cook beef until no longer pink; drain. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Add the next 12 ingredients. Cover and cook on high for 1 hour. Reduce heat to low; cook for 4-5 hours or until vegetables are tender. Add the beans and rice; cook 1 hour longer or until heated through. Yield: 10 servings (2-1/2 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 203 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 630mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 5g fiber), 16g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable.

Reviews for Beef & Black Bean Soup

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kfedewa User ID: 8597206 236262
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2015

"Tasty, but needs so more spices in my opinion."

jillanglemyer User ID: 2065875 30447
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2014

"Delicious! I put this in the slow cooker and my girls ate it for dinner and supper. My husband was gone and asked me to save some for him. There was none left."

1TrippnFamily User ID: 1884059 204264
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2012

"This is a long-time family favorite. It is easily modified for both vegetarian and vegan lifestyles, and substituting whole grain wild rice makes it an even healthier "warm up from the inside" meal."

shadow001 User ID: 989316 31609
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2011

"My grandson asks me to make this soup. It is a favourite."

braceletgirl User ID: 939043 78575
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2010

"This is a great soup recipe. I have made many times. I also made with veg broth for my vegetarian girls."

sbazz User ID: 4010950 30417
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2010

"This is very good and not too long to fix. The first time I made this just as the recipe said. Tonight I left the rice and celery out,much much better"

jenhalls User ID: 4454460 86828
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2010

"Liked the original recipe, my girls didn't mind it but when I made it the second time I used Vegetable broth instead of chicken(all I had) and thyme instead of basil and oregano!! My girls absolutely LOVE IT better then the original recipe.They request it all the time and love to take it to school!"

krisno User ID: 241793 88594
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2009

"Delicious and full-flavored. Great with homemade whole wheat bread."

Kris Countryman User ID: 1858674 88590
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2009

"I actually made this on top of the stove as I was in a hurry. It was really good that way too."

cactuslady User ID: 1762767 72768
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2008

"This soup is fantastic. I made it for my family tonight, we all loved it. It'll definitely go into my recipe book so I can make it when there's a chill in the air.

Linda N."

hazelton1897 User ID: 3567117 36238
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2008

"made this the other night and the whole family loved it!!"

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