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Spicy Black Bean Soup

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  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x


You’ll love this Spicy Black Bean Soup recipe. It’s perfect for lunch or dinner, and is flavorful and comforting.


  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 red or orange bell pepper, cored and chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • half a jalapeno, seeded and diced
  • 2 cups chicken broth (or vegetable broth)
  • 2 (15 oz.) cans black beans
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes with green chiles (Rotel)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. chipotle powder
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne
  • optional garnish: sour cream, chopped fresh cilantro, chopped bell peppers, shredded cheese, crumbled tortilla chips, diced avocados


  1. Heat olive oil in a large stockpot over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook for 3 minutes. Add bell pepper, carrot, garlic and jalapeno, and continue cooking another 5 minutes or until the onion is translucent. Add remaining eight ingredients (chicken broth through cayenne), and stir to combine. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and let soup simmer for at least 10 minutes.
  2. You can either serve this soup as is, or use an immersion blender or a traditional blender (blending in small batches) to puree the soup. Serve warm, and garnish with suggested ingredients if desired.


You could also make this in a slow-cooker!