Simple Black Bean Soup Recipe

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Frin Spring Hill, Tennessee, Cynthia Lepoutre relates, "I serve this simple soup with homemade bread and a green salad, and the compliments just keep pouring out of my husband."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained, divided


  1. In a large saucepan, cook onion and garlic in 2 tablespoons of broth over medium heat until onion is tender. Stir in the oregano, thyme, cumin and cayenne; cook for 1 minute. In a blender or food processor, cover and process half of the beans for 30 seconds; add to saucepan with the remaining beans and broth. Cook, uncovered, over low heat for 15 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Black Bean Soup in Quick Cooking January/February 2004, p9

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Ab0628 User ID: 3440719 50977
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2011

"Nice recipe. I am the only one in my family who likes black bean soup, so I made it on a night my husband was gone and fed the kids something else. I didn't use the blender, just simmered on the stove. Added crushed red papper flakes. Added a little light sour cream, salsa, and mozzarella cheese as a garnish. Great meal for me with some leftovers."

genypher User ID: 4440951 50967
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2009

"So good!! I added spinach in for the last few minutes which was a great addition! Very fast too."

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