Filled with protein-packed black beans, fresh vegetables, a combination of spices for bean soup and topped off with seasoned diced tomatoes and green chilies, our Southwest Black Bean Soup Recipe is an easy to make homemade soup. Trust me when I say that our black bean soup is comfort food in a bowl!
Easy Black Bean Soup
I can hear the wind blowing outside my window reminding me that winter will be in full swing soon. Brrrrr. Let's get that soup simmering and on the table now!
Filled with protein-packed black beans, fresh carrots, celery and red bell pepper, a combination of southwest spices and topped off with seasoned diced tomatoes and green chilies, our homemade bean soup is pure heaven!
Homemade soup is so easy to make and so much better for you than any canned or packaged soup.
If you're looking for me later I’ll be busy basking in the comfort of a bowl of warm hearty southwest bean soup and letting every spoonful take the chill out of my bones today.
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What are some seasonings and spices for bean soup?
Spices and seasonings that can be used to make a bean soup include:
- bay leaf
- black pepper
- chili powder
- dried oregano
- dried thyme
- ground coriander
- ground cumin
- red pepper flakes
Soups With Beans
Love soups with beans? Then you’ll want to check out these Swirls recipes too!
Swirls of Flavor Recipe Tips
- Substitute taco seasoning for the chili powder and cumin
- Top with shredded taco cheese or shredded cheddar cheese
- Top with your favorite toppings such as:
- sliced jalapenos
- chopped tomatoes
Ingredients for black bean soup
- olive oil
- red bell pepper
- chili powder
- ground cumin
- kosher salt
- black beans
- vegetable broth or chicken broth
- diced tomatoes & green chilies
- shredded Mexican cheese
- sour cream
- chopped red pepper
Easy Homemade Soup Recipes
When there’s a chill in the air, you'll be thankful for a pot of simmering homemade soup on the stove top. Give these easy soup recipes from scratch a try, trust me, you'll be happy you did!
The classic Creamy Tomato Soup With Cheddar Bacon Grilled Cheese Croutons simmers on your stove top and will warm you up on a chilly fall day topped with grilled cheese croutons of crispy bacon, sharp cheddar cheese and potato bread.
Slow Cooker Mushroom Barley Soup is bursting with tender mushrooms, carrots, celery and onions complimented by bits of barley in a perfectly seasoned broth. Let your slow cooker do the work for you!
Cannellini beans, baby kale mix and a swirl of pesto give Pesto Minestrone a new twist on a classic favorite!
Seasoned with fresh basil and filled with tortellini and springtime greens, Grandma's Dandelion Soup has been a favorite in my family throughout the generations!
Thailand has arrived in your kitchen when you make Thai Ginger Vegetable Noodle Soup! Our vegetarian Thai noodle soup is filled with fresh veggies, seasoned with fresh ginger, cilantro and lime, and finished with rice noodles for a Thai flavor experience! Homemade soup never tasted so good!
The fresh clean flavors of garlic, fresh ginger and lime and the buttery creaminess of chunks of avocados come together to create Avocado Lime Chicken Soup, a new comfort soup favorite!
- 1 Tbs. olive oil
- 1 onion , chopped, 1 cup
- 1 red bell pepper , seeded and chopped, 1 cup
- 1 large carrot , peeled and chopped, 1 cup
- 1 rib celery , chopped, 1/2 cup
- 1 Tbs. chili powder
- 1 tsp. ground cumin
- 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
- 2 cans (15.5 ounces each) black beans , drained and rinsed
- 2 cups vegetable broth or chicken broth
- 1 can (10 ounces) Rotel Original diced tomatoes & green chilies
- 2 Tbs. cilantro leaves
- shredded Mexican cheese , optional garnish
- sour cream , optional garnish
- chopped red pepper , optional garnish
Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in medium saucepot.
Add onion, red pepper, carrot, celery, chili powder, cumin and kosher salt and cook until tender-crisp, 3-4 minutes.
Add black beans, broth, and Rotel tomatoes and chilies and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer 25 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
Stir in cilantro leaves and garnish with shredded cheese, sour cream and chopped red bell pepper if desired.
Makes 6 cups/4 servings.
First Published: January 27, 2017... Last Updated: November 13, 2019