Black Bean Soup

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This vegan slow cooker black bean soup is a delicious vegan recipe full of flavor. Red onions, sun-dried tomatoes, and diced green chilis come together with beans, broth, and seasonings in this simple, tasty meal.

Black bean soup in a bowl

This black bean soup is a delicious rendition of a classic meal. It’s so simple and flavorful, and it makes a great light lunch or dinner.

I use a slow cooker to make this recipe, but it tastes just as good if you simmer it on the stove. You can make this soup your own by adding more or less of any of the extras.

Beans are one of the most affordable sources of protein, so adding this recipe to your rotation will help your grocery budget. This black bean soup takes just a few minutes to prepare, so it’s perfect for a busy day.

Try this split pea soup or Instant Pot ginger carrot soup for another easy, healthy meal.

Black Bean Soup

This black bean soup is a delicious vegan recipe full of flavor. Red onions, sun-dried tomatoes, and diced green chilis come together with beans, broth, and seasonings in this simple, tasty meal.
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Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:6 hours
Total Time:6 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups dried black beans
  • 4 cups broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped sundried tomatoes
  • 4 oz diced green chilis
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp salt or to taste
  • Cilantro, scallions, crushed tortilla chips, and avocado for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  • In a large pot, cover the dried beans with water a few inches deeper than the beans. Cover the pot and bring the water to a boil. Boil for five minutes. (Alternately, soak the beans overnight in water. No boiling is necessary with the overnight soak method.) Drain the beans.
  • Transfer the beans to the slow cooker and add the remaining ingredients except the garnish ingredients.
  • Cook on low for 6-8 hours, or until beans are very soft. Puree the soup a bit with an immersion blender.
  • Garnish with any of the suggested toppings.

Approximate Nutrition Info

Calories: 268kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1068mg | Potassium: 1236mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 458IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 4mg
Servings: 8
Calories: 268kcal
Cost: $.40 per serving

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Black Bean Soup Price Breakdown

The total cost of this recipe is $3.18, or $.40 per serving. You can throw together this easy soup recipe in the morning and it will be ready and waiting for you at the end of a long day.

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