Black Bean Soup

Black Bean Soup

This black bean soup has tons of flavor, a spicy kick, and it makes great leftovers!

4.63 from 8 votes

Black Bean Soup

This black bean soup is full of flavor and has just a hint of spice.

Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 33 mins
Total Time 1 hr 48 mins
Servings 6 servings, about 1½ cups each
Calories 154 kcal
Author BODi


  • 1 cup dry black beans sorted, washed
  • 5 cups water divided use
  • 3 cups low-sodium organic vegetable or chicken broth
  • 2 medium celery stalks chopped
  • 2 medium carrots chopped
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 medium jalapeño seeded and deveined, chopped
  • 1 tsp. ground red pepper (optional)
  • ½ tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. ground coriander
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • Sea salt and ground black pepper to taste; optional
  • Hot pepper sauce (like Tabasco) to taste; optional


  1. Place beans and 3 cups water in a large saucepan. Soak for six hours to overnight. Drain and rinse beans.
  2. Place beans, remaining 2 cups water, broth, celery, carrots, onion, garlic, jalapeno, red pepper, chili powder, coriander, and cumin in saucepan; bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook, stirring occasionally, for 60 to 80 minutes, or until beans are tender.
  3. Add salt and pepper if desired; cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes, or until beans are very tender.
  4. Place half of bean mixture in blender, in two or more batches, if necessary; cover with lid and kitchen towel. Blend until smooth.
  5. Return blended soup to saucepan; cook, on medium-high heat, for 2 to 3 minutes or until hot.
  6. Serve with a splash of hot sauce if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Black Bean Soup
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 154 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 122mg5%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 10g20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Container Equivalents
½ Green
1½ Yellow

Vegan Container Equivalents
1 Green
½ Red

2B Mindset Plate It!
Add a protein and more veggies to make a great lunch. Add more veggies to make a great dinner for the vegan plan (prepare with vegetable broth).

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