Quick and Easy Black Bean Soup


All you need is a couple cans of beans, an onion, some bacon, and spices to whip up this simple but delicious soup.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
4 servings


  • 6 slices bacon, chopped

  • 1 large onion, diced

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 cups chicken broth

  • pinch of dried oregano

  • pinch of cayenne pepper

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • salt to taste

  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 14 ½ fluid ounces water

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper


  • cup minced green onion

  • 2 teaspoons sambal paste (or minced red chiles)

  • juice of 1 lime


  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onion

  • 3 tablespoons sour cream


  1. Place bacon in a cold pot. Turn heat to medium, cook and stir until the bacon is cooked but not crisp.

  2. Stir in onion; cook and stir for 5 minutes, until the onion turns translucent and golden.

  3. Stir in garlic; cook for 2-3 minutes. Add chicken stock, turn heat to medium-high. Stir in oregano, cayenne and salt. Add black beans and water. Return to a simmer.

  4. Simmer on medium-low, stirring occasionally, for 20-30 minutes. While it's cooking, mash about half the beans to thicken the soup.

  5. Stir in black pepper and cumin. Add salt to taste.

  6. Make the relish by stirring together minced green onion, sambal paste, and lime juice.

  7. Serve garnished with relish, chopped green onions, and sour cream.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

320 Calories
9g Fat
44g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 320
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 1182mg 51%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 16g 57%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 16mg 82%
Calcium 124mg 10%
Iron 5mg 27%
Potassium 855mg 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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