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Vegetarian Black Bean Soup

"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


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Stir in tomatoes and hot pepper sauce; heat through. Sprinkle with green onions.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 173 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 818mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 10g fiber), 10g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 lean meat.

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  • klouchart
    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.

  • Grandmawiththehill
    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.

  • Grandmawiththehill
    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!

  • aparnin
    Jan 24, 2011

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

  • JessiSchueler
    Jul 25, 2010

    Tastey but not memorable.

  • sbazz
    Nov 5, 2009

    This was a totally awesome,quick and yummy hot soup !!Nettie

  • sperkes
    Mar 30, 2009

    You can substitute sweet potato for the regular potato with equally tasty results.

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    Apr 24, 2008

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    Mar 30, 2008

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    Sep 20, 2007

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