Ham and Black Bean Soup

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Cook: 4 hours


8 servings (2 quarts)

Updated: Jan. 06, 2024
I originally made this slightly spicy black bean and ham soup for my husband, who enjoys black beans. But I ended up loving it, too! Even more compliments came from our neighbors who stopped by and stayed for supper.—Laura Meurer, Green Bay, Wisconsin
Ham and Black Bean Soup Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) beef broth
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1-1/2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chiles
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • Chopped fresh parsley, optional


  1. In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine all ingredients. Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours or until onion is tender. If desired, top with chopped parsley.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 188 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 1118mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 8g fiber), 15g protein.