Black Bean Soup from Scratch


This black bean soup from scratch is delish.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
4 hrs 40 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
12 hrs 50 mins
7 servings


  • 1 pound dry black beans

  • 3 quarts water

  • 2 cubes chicken bouillon

  • ½ small onion, roughly chopped

  • ½ small green bell pepper, stemmed and seeded

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 6 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 ½ teaspoons white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano, or to taste

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon minced onion, or to taste


  1. Wash beans; place into a 6-quart stockpot with water to cover and let soak for 8 hours.

  2. Rinse and drain beans. Bring drained beans, 3 quarts water, and chicken bouillon to a boil in the pot over high heat. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 3 hours. Do not drain.

  3. Blend onion and bell pepper in a food processor until smooth.

  4. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Saute garlic in the hot oil for 1 minute. Add onion mixture and cook, stirring constantly, for 4 minutes. Stir mixture into beans. Add sugar, oregano, cumin, salt, and pepper. Let simmer, uncovered, until beans are tender and soup is thickened, 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Garnish with minced onion.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

267 Calories
5g Fat
43g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 7
Calories 267
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 678mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 15%
Dietary Fiber 10g 36%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 6mg 29%
Calcium 106mg 8%
Iron 4mg 20%
Potassium 1007mg 21%

* 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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