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Home-Style Black Bean Soup Recipe

Home-Style Black Bean Soup Recipe

Blending some of the beans gives this soup just the right consistency. (After rinsing your blender container, remember to leave it out for the Peachy Fruit Smoothies!)
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 cups chicken broth, divided
  • 3 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained, divided
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • Minced fresh cilantro, parsley, sour cream and/or tortilla chips, optional


  • 1. In a large saucepan, saute onion and garlic in oil for 2-3 minutes or until tender.
  • 2. In a blender, combine 1/2 cup chicken broth and 1 can beans; cover and process until smooth. Add to onion mixture.
  • 3. Stir in the tomatoes, cumin, garlic salt, remaining beans and remaining broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Serve with cilantro, parsley, sour cream and tortilla chips if desired. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 101 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 786mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 4g fiber), 5g protein.

Reviews for Home-Style Black Bean Soup

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krysfielder User ID: 5728656 223524
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2015

"The whole family enjoyed it and that is really saying something! I did blend up all of it except 1 can of beans and the onion and garlic."

smagal User ID: 5715837 134157
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2014

"It was much better than it sounded or looked. My husband really liked it. It is a bit spicy."

ad554836 User ID: 5085348 76527
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2013

"Really, really good!!! My husband loved it and that's always my goal! I used only half the cumin (I don't think I could have eaten it with the full amount... would have been too spicy!) and I blended almost two full cans of the beans instead of one. Also threw a little dried cilantro in the pot. I will definitely be making this again!"

Annabananna2 User ID: 5625354 61408
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2013

"I absolutelylove this soup! I used reduced sodium chicken broth instead of the regular brothh. Since I like my soup to be on the thicker side, I don't blend the beans with the chicken broth before adding them. I put everything into the pot and at the end, I use a blender stick to blend the soup. That way you can make the soup as thick as you want."

DaniCalifornia User ID: 2091154 151435
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2012

"Quick, easy, healthy and delicious!"

bylaw User ID: 797340 155793
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2012

"After making this several times I had a light bulb moment. I think it helped that I had a can in the pantry. So, instead of chopping one of the cans of beans, I used a can of refried black beans. It worked great and tasted delicious. My favorite toppings are cheddar cheese and sour cream."

morningjavas User ID: 6194799 136606
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2011

"I had the best black bean soup at a restaurant in Guatemala last week. This recipe came pretty close.

Instead of blending 1 can of black beans I did 2 and added some red pepper flakes.
Would make it again for sure."

joniotto User ID: 1827180 151426
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2011

"This recipe is definitely going into my favorites - my family loved the flavor! I did blend 2 cans of black beans instead of 1 to make the soup just a little thicker. Thanks for a great (easy) recipe!"

bylaw User ID: 797340 159781
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2010

"This soup has a wonderful flavor, very good. I use my mini chopper to chop the beans 1/2 the can at a time. I think it would be good with cheese &/or rice, two of my favorite soup additions."

JLHolmgren User ID: 5472344 104399
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2010

"This was a very quick and tasty recipe. We added approx. 3/4 cup of mini pepperoni and used 1 can of Rotel to add a little more spice. Next time I may add a little (1 tsp) of salt or (1 Tbsp) taco seasoning. It was great with sour cream and thinly sliced green onions on top. Also, if it is seems too thin to you, allow it to simmer for 10-15 minutes. It will reduce the liquids and thicken the base."

ChefTibbles User ID: 5088054 134131
Reviewed May. 17, 2010

"A new favorite! This is probably the best bean soup ever! Only problem I ran into was it was a -little bit- too watery for me (I like my bean soup nice and thick!), I added some corn starch. Next time I might cut back on the chicken broth just a touch. The blended beans is a great idea though. Really makes it.... beany!"

Daniell User ID: 4710710 68087
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2010

"Added some diced thick cut bacon to the recipe. My 8 yr old that hates beans asked for a second helping. Little too spicy for the 5 yr old though. Will make it again. Thanks"

mlochmiller User ID: 3935386 151425
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2009

"My 5 year old loved making this with me. The recipe was excellent. Very good flavor and satisfying for little calories."

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