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Bart’s Black Bean Soup

This soup is ready in minutes. We enjoy it with Herbed Dinner Rolls. Add a salad for a complete meal that's really tasty! —Sharon Ullyot, London, Ontario
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings (1 quart)


  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1-1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup chunky salsa
  • 1/2 cup canned whole kernel corn, drained
  • Dash hot pepper sauce
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onions


  • In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the first 5 ingredients. Cover and microwave on high until heated through, about 2 minutes. Pour into 4 serving bowls; drizzle each with lime juice. Sprinkle with cheese and green onions.

Test Kitchen tips
  • This recipe travels nicely in a jar. After combining the first five ingredients, pour mixture into four half-pint canning jars or one 1-qt. jar. Omit lime juice. In separate small jars, layer cheddar cheese, green onions and a lime wedge. Cover all jars and refrigerate until serving. To serve, pour 1 cup soup into a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high until heated through, 2-3 minutes. Serve with cheese, green onions and lime.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 cup: 229 calories, 8g fat (6g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 1004mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 5g fiber), 12g protein.

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    • resalee
      Apr 22, 2020

      I just realized I accidentally left out the lime juice and this soup was still fantastic! I did it on the stove, not the microwave and it was done in no time. I can't wait to make it again and will serve it with tortilla chips.

    • dublinlab
      Feb 11, 2020

      We just love this soup. I used medium salsa, sprinkled some fresh cilantro on as well. I did it on the stovetop. I look forward to teaching my grandkids this recipe. Janet VFE

    • jillanglemyer
      Apr 16, 2019

      It's so easy and my family loves it.

    • cdarr
      Nov 3, 2018

      I prepped this soup for four days of lunches and it was delicious! The lime and green onions added a perfect fresh element to the soup. The simplicity was awesome. I will definitely be prepping this again for lunches.

    • JANENOV46
      Jun 20, 2017

      Easy and delicious.

    • paula469
      May 7, 2016

      I made 4 recipes, hoping for leftovers..NOT. I used 2 cans of beans and 2 cans of refried black beans. To that I added 2 whole cans of corn... a little more than the recipe calls for. It was very good.

    • hkpepin
      Mar 28, 2016

      Delicious! I subbed the chicken broth for veggie broth to get a vegetarian meal. The lime juice is a great touch! So simple and easy to make. Perfect for lunches!

    • CDlynn
      Jan 14, 2016

      This is so fabulous & easy. I also double recipe & fix on the stovetop. PLUS, I add 1/2 lb. smoked sausage links (sliced into coins, then quartered). Modified the name to "Black Bart Bean Soup". Fans of "Christmas Story" will get it & my kids think the new name is great!

    • sharonbaur
      Jan 13, 2016

      Is this correct amount of sodium? It seems very high. Sounds good, but I am supposed to limit sodium.

    • ooh!
      Oct 20, 2015

      We made this when both sides of the family came over and everyone loved it! We got requests for a copy of the recipe! (Stove top is best)