Vegetarian Black Bean Soup Recipe
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Vegetarian Black Bean Soup Recipe

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"This chunky soup is chock-full of hearty ingredients like potatoes and black beans," notes Heather Baldry of Knoxville, Tennessee. "The tasty vegetable broth is a nice change from chicken or beef."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) vegetable broth, divided
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup diced peeled potato
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 2 green onions, sliced

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 173 calories, 2g fat (trace saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 818mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 10g fiber), 10g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1-1/2 starch, 1 lean mea


  1. In a large saucepan, bring the onion, garlic and 1/4 cup broth to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 6-8 minutes or until onion is tender. Stir in the beans, potato, thyme, cumin and remaining broth; return to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  2. Stir in tomatoes and hot pepper sauce; heat through. Sprinkle with green onions. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Vegetarian Black Bean Soup in Taste of Home February/March 2002, p16

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Reviewed Nov. 9, 2013

"My sister made this for me because I didn't know if I liked black beans or not. I do. They aren't my favorite food, but I like them enough to make this soup for myself."

Reviewed Nov. 9, 2013

"I have made this soup several times and love it. However, I added more hot sauce, a small can of black olives, and a small can of sliced mushrooms. I think it would be good with some fresh portabello mushrooms instead."

Reviewed Nov. 7, 2013

"I have made other black bean soup recipes, but I keep coming back to this one. It is my all-time favorite. I sometimes put shredded chicken and a drained small can (or fresh) mushrooms in it. The flavor is wonderful!"

Reviewed Jan. 24, 2011

"I would add more hot sauce and more green onion. Good soup!"

Reviewed Jul. 25, 2010

"Tastey but not memorable."

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