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Bart's Black Bean Soup Recipe

Bart's Black Bean Soup Recipe

This soup is made 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. YIELD:4 servings


  • 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 (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onions


  • 1. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Cover and microwave on high for 2 minutes or until heated through. Pour into four serving bowls; drizzle each with lime juice. Sprinkle with cheese and green onions. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional 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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JANENOV46 User ID: 3295323 268153
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2017

"easy and delicious."

paula469 User ID: 7847249 247942
Reviewed 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 User ID: 3030797 246222
Reviewed 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 User ID: 8591655 241737
Reviewed 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 User ID: 1591880 241674
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2016

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

ooh! User ID: 5628505 235303
Reviewed 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)"

minnesotaquilter User ID: 2892771 61254
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2014

"Great soup recipe! I made a few modifications: I added 2 cups cooked brown rice, left out the salsa, and used taco seasoning for more flavor. We loved it!"

Beachlubber User ID: 7705478 206526
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2014

"I made this tonight on a cold rainy night. It really hit the spot. I added a small can of mild green chilies. I cooked it on top of the stove. And topped it with corn chips. We loved it!"

IrritableMother User ID: 4073417 144482
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2014

"My family loves this soup. I double the recipe and make it over the stove rather than in the microwave."

kdg105 User ID: 6549119 146093
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2014

"I thought this was very good and super quick and easy. I used lemon juice and cayenne pepper. Added some bread and it was delish!"

agnes24 User ID: 4430156 206525
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2013

"This was delicious and super easy. Made it on the stove top and used lemon. Will make it again. Also added sour cream."

jillanglemyer User ID: 2065875 146092
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2013

"My 16 year old daughter made this. She decided it needed more flavor and added a can of chili tomatoes. We put crushed tortilla chips , avocado slices, and sour cream on top. I thought it was delicious."

tea-talk User ID: 3784836 122015
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2013

"Doubled the recipe and used homemade salsa. Great, quick dinner! Ate leftovers for lunch the rest of the week :) I will be keeping this recipe! Thanks!"

lisa53202 User ID: 1079567 56334
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2013

"quick and simple. I added some leftover cubed chicken. The toppings are a must; sour cream is also good."

mjlouk User ID: 1712085 61251
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2013

"Wow - we couldn't believe how good this was! It was so easy but so delicious!!"

ahd605 User ID: 2867335 138953
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2013

"loved it with a grouper sandwich:-)"

ahd605 User ID: 2867335 146091
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2013 Edited Jan. 5, 2013

"Great super easy and we had it with Shaws frozen Grouper burgers was a great combo tast went well together. we will have agein and will add to my boating meals for sail on weekend trips."

saraupu User ID: 3607114 73259
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2012

"Just made this soup and it so delicious. It seemed a bit thin and I like a thicker soup so I added a cup of salsa and a whole can of corn. I added everything all at once, brought it to a boil, then let it simmer for about 15 mintues. I also added a lit bit of chili powder and cumin and left out the pepper sauce. I think it would also be good with chicken or ground, cooked turkey and a little jalapeno added."

rkeller User ID: 78600 124688
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2012

"This soup is delicious! I used dried beans, frozen corn, and made it on the stove rather than using the microwave, but it was still quick and easy."

rkeller User ID: 78600 64518
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2012

"This soup is delicious! I used dried beans and cooked it on the stove rather than using the microwave, but it was still quick and easy."

dawnettaf User ID: 2555065 146090
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2012

"I started making this last year and it is still my new favorite! Yum..."

divis67 User ID: 2668932 206524
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2012

"This soup is delicious. It has become a regular part of my menu. Love it!"

Sallmann User ID: 3042601 57638
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2012

"I doubled this reciped, but added 2 cups cooked chicken. Added some southwestern seasoning instead of hot sauce. Served it with cornbread. WONDERFUL. Should have tripled it!"

cptholt User ID: 6788039 144481
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2012

"I made this once for a vacation dinner. Even my sister, who hates spicy foods, LOVED it! I have been looking for it forever- I will make it tonight now that I found it again."

Debbilou User ID: 1192746 139462
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2011

"Unbelievably good for something so simple! Was just enough for the two of us."

TetonWarrior User ID: 6375153 121989
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2011

"Excellent quick recipe that is full of energy. I added about 1/8 cup of chopped thick sliced Black Forest bacon fried in lime juice to the recipe and it was outstanding. the bacon blended very well with the other ingredients, however I think frying the bacon in lime juice was the key in enhancing the taste of the soup!"

SallyJ User ID: 106160 90276
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2011

"I forgot to say that I used frozen corn--zapped it for a minute. Great quick recipe."

SallyJ User ID: 106160 57637
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2011

"This was very quick and easy. I think it could use some salt & pepper, but still good as it is written. I think this could have a lot of variations made to it; onions, garlic, kidney beans, navy beans, chili powder or what ever spices you like. Green chiles would probably be good to in it."

TerriKate User ID: 4104493 139460
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2011

"Awesome! Definitely our new favorite! I put a whole can of corn in, rather than just the 1/2 cup, and substituted taco sauce because I didn't have any salsa on hand. The whole thing took maybe 6 minutes from start to finish! Thanks for this recipe!"

lenavoth User ID: 5335289 56333
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2011

"Best quick and easy recipe ever!"

dencount User ID: 2040348 206523
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2011

"We love this recipe and so have several people we told about it. It tastes great and is the easiest recipe I have ever made."

heidimharper User ID: 5637522 61249
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2010

"Really so quick, delicious & easy! Used frozen corn. Also good with crunched up tortilla chips! Yum!"

bmush User ID: 755526 57618
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2010

"VERY good.. I use either a 11 oz.can of mexicorn or southwest style corn with black beans instead of the corn tho. Also a little chopped cilantro with the green onions is very tasty."

chinoclawdia User ID: 4613245 146089
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2010

"quick and easy and very good."

pattgheith User ID: 4658079 113565
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2010

"Way good! Definitely a keeper. Doubled the recipe and added extra corn plus some cubed, cooked butternut squash. Pureed a half can of the beans and added to soup for extra thickness. Topped with sour cream, sprinkled on a small amount of shredded cheese and avocado."

chin-chilla User ID: 2872569 64517
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2010 Edited Oct. 23, 2013

"Made this over the weekend and it is going to be a new staple in our home. My husband and I both loved it, not to mention how easy it was to throw together. We did a full can of corn and doubled the salsa. Really great and the green onion was perfect on top!"

maggieaw User ID: 4163584 73226
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2010

"Really good and so easy and fast to whip up. My husband and I enjoyed this quick hearty soup on a laid back fall evening. Perfect end to the day. We served it with chunks of crusty bread- very tasty!"

BarryB User ID: 5089799 56331
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2010

"Made this again Thrusday night and added a can of Rotel Tomatos to the mixed, spiced it up a little."

jayneearth User ID: 4808206 61248
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2010

"Loved it! It's so easy and quick too. Would highly reccommend to friends and family."

cmartin1377 User ID: 5376748 61241
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2010

"This soup was fabulous! I doubled the ingredients so that I could freeze the rest for a quick meal on a cold night. I loved it!"

jenolivia User ID: 2926064 61239
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2010

"I used Rotel instead of salsa (1 can), frozen corn, skipped the hot pepper sauce (Rotel adds a lot of spice), and also topped with guacamole, cilantro, and a chopped chicken breast I sauted on the stove top with southwest seasonings. The soup was a huge hit at our house!"

mamawreed User ID: 1521768 146088
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2010

"I saw the recipe last night, made it and we loved it. It warms up good the next day also. It is easy, quick and taste great...what else can you ask for?"

wtkatie User ID: 4986216 113564
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2010

"This was a really quick and easy soup. I added half a pound of ground hamburger and we ate it with scoop tortilla chips. I also added the entire can of corn and broth so that none went to waste. My 2 year old and 6 year old both gobbled up their bowl. Definitely a recipe worth trying."

BarryB User ID: 5089799 124687
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2010

"Made this last night for my wife and I, tasty . Will double the recipe and try different variations. Will do again"

Sprowl User ID: 29186 124686
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2010

"Wow! So good. Another great ease of preparation recipe for our RV trips. I used frozen corn since I always have a bag of it on hand, but would use the can if I double the recipe (and I will ☺)"

divis67 User ID: 2668932 56327
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2010

"This has become my favorite soup! I added a small can of white chicken meat and mixed in a TBS. of sour cream. And definitely add the lime juice - it really adds a "spark" to the soup. I will be making this all winter long!"

Mmmgood-yaya User ID: 4352099 121987
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2010

"I've made this twice now. First time as a soup and the second time as black bean salsa, by only putting 1/2 cup chicken Broth. It was a hit both times."

dustyann79 User ID: 4926664 56326
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2010

"I love this recipe. It is so quick and easy to make and has amazing flavor."

ValMo45 User ID: 5309971 138949
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2010

"Super easy, super delicious! Added the chicken, as was suggested by other reviewers. The lime juice is the perfect touch! Also added a dollop of sour cream to each bowl. Everyone gave a big thumbs up to this dish!"

mbranch User ID: 1492916 206522
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2010

"The whole family loved this soup! My husband said it was a keeper! I doubled the recipe & added chicken & a can of chopped green chilis to it."

mmorales03 User ID: 5478097 56325
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2010

"This was fab! i upped the amount of broth by half a cup and the corn to a cup... Loved it!! I added a little chopped cilantro on top along with the green onions and it was so good. Definitely a do again! Might double it next time though."

nataliemue3 User ID: 5505360 57615
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2010

"My husband and I both loved this! I used the Target brand (Archer Farms) organic cilantro salsa and added a bit more corn. It was really filling! I agree that some shredded chicken would make the soup even more hearty and delish!"

MrsRoot User ID: 5175258 73215
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2010

"Made this for dinner on the stove tonight. Only variation I made (besides the stove/microwave) was substituting an avacado instead of cheese. Both my husband and I loved it. Since we made it with cornbread it was hard to tell if the soup alone was filling enough for both of us. Very possibly could have been, because while even though it doesn't make that much quantity, the beans sit kinda heavy =) Next time I may add a little extra corn and salsa just so it goes a little further without making any side dishes. Either way, my husband and I both agreed this recipe is a winner! From a cook's perspective you can't beat the ease of preparation and how common the ingredients are (any given day I should have all this in my cupboard). Thanks TOH for yet another fail proof recipe!"

gratefulservant_AZ User ID: 635512 144479
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2010

"definitely one of the quickest recipes I have ever made. It's very good. I would like to add a bit of cumin or something the next time. You can't even buy fast food this fast! And this is healthier than fast food, although I bet the sodium is high."

chin-chilla User ID: 2872569 146087
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2010 Edited Oct. 23, 2013

"Great recipe!"

lkenne1 User ID: 5193547 56324
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2010

"I made this soup last night and DOUBLED it and added 1 15oz can of Pinto Beans. This was a very enjoyable soup and I will definitely be making this again, maybe adding some sausage and rice."

Summy User ID: 1386846 206521
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2010

"Yum yum yum! I made this on the stove top. The lime juice really makes it delicious. I'm thinking of adding shredded chicken to it next time. Delish!"

camaromama User ID: 1185403 124685
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2010

"ICouldln't believe how good this was for being so easy and quick! Delish with crushed tortilla chips added in bowls! Recipe on the scant side, need bread + salad to make this dinner for 4."

DonnaLadley User ID: 1109658 60098
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2010

"I made this on the stovetop also. It was quick, easy and good. Paired with a sandwich, it made for a nice dinner."

Lynnette68 User ID: 3100774 64516
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2009

"I fixed this on the stove (just as easy as using the microwave and not much more time). I'm going to have to double the recipe next time, because the "4 servings" it made weren't really enough for just me and my husband!"

sabie User ID: 1056046 144477
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2009

"I got the magazine, saw this recipe and made it for lunch. It's delicious."

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