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5 from 3 votes

Black Bean Soup

This homemade black bean soup recipe is awesome and only requires 3 main ingredients and 3 seasoning ingredients. It is so easy to make, and a perfect excuse to use up those food storage items.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
0 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Lunch, Side Dish, Soup
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: easy, healthy, runny, simple, smooth
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 287kcal
Author: Matt Taylor


  • Large Pot
  • spoon
  • Blender or immersion blender


  • 4 15oz/432g cans of black beans
  • 1 15oz/411g can of diced tomatoes in juice
  • 2 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth 480ml
  • 1 tsp salt 4g
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper 2g
  • 1 tsp garlic powder 4g
  • Toppings: Cheese green onion, avocado, etc. (optional)


  • Add the black beans to a large pot. Drain two of the cans of their liquid. And then use 2 full cans.
    Add in the chicken broth or you can use vegetable broth. And then add in the can of diced tomatoes and juice. Add in the salt, pepper, and garlic powder. That is it!
  • Set the heat on your burner to medium-high. Then bring the mixture to a boil. Once it boils, reduce the temperature to medium-low and allow it to simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Add half of the soup to a blender and blend until smooth, then pour it back in with the rest of the soup. If you don't want any chunks at all, pour that half into a separate bowl, and blend the other half of the soup.
  • Give the soup a taste, and add any additional seasonings if desired. Pour the soup into a bowl and top with cheese, green onion, avocado, etc., if you like. Enjoy!



TIP: An immersion blender works well if you have one of those, then you can leave everything in the pot and blend it.
TIP: For a thicker soup, drain the liquid from all four cans of beans, and just use the beans in the soup.
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