Black Bean Soup Recipe

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Dolores James Modified: March 23, 2022
Black Bean Soup Recipe

How To Make Black Bean Soup

This hearty black bean soup makes the best side dish for your favorite meals! It’s a delightful soup loaded with filling beans and tasteful seasonings.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour 20 minutes
Soak Time: 1 hour
Total: 2 hours 30 minutes



For The Beans:

  • 1lbdry black beans
  • 1red bell pepper,small
  • 1onion,small, quartered
  • 2garlic cloves
  • 3bay leaves
  • 1tbspolive oil

For The Soup:

  • 1onion,large, minced
  • ½cupparsley,chopped
  • 1red pepper,minced
  • 2carrots,medium, shredded
  • 5garlic cloves,minced
  • 1tbspred wine vinegar
  • 2ozwhite wine
  • 1tspcumin
  • 1tsporegano
  • 1chicken bullion,or vegetable bullion
  • salt and black pepper



  1. Rinse the beans, then place them in a large pot with about 8 cups of water.

  2. Cover, then bring the beans to a boil.

  3. Remove from heat, then let the beans sit, covered for 1 hour.

  4. Drain the water, then add 8 to 10 cups of cold water when ready to cook.

  5. Add the red bell pepper, garlic, small onion, and bay leaves to the beans.

  6. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low.

  7. Simmer for about 1 hour, or until tender, stirring occasionally.


  1. In a large frying pan, heat the oil on low.

  2. Add the onion, parsley, carrots, red pepper, and garlic, then season with salt and pepper.

  3. Sauté for 5 minutes, or until soft.

  4. Add the vegetables to the soup after it has simmered, then add the wine, vinegar, cumin, oregano, bullion, salt and pepper; then adjust the water, if needed.

  5. Cover and simmer on low for 15 to 20 minutes.

  6. Remove the bay leaves, then using an immersion blender, partially blend the soup for 10 seconds to thicken.

  7. Adjust the salt, pepper and cumin to taste, then ladle about 1½ cups of soup into each bowl.

  8. Top with sour cream, chopped onions, scallions, chives, or cilantro.

  9. Serve, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 574.45kcal
  • Fat: 25.39g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.96g
  • Trans Fat: 0.15g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 10.73g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.45g
  • Carbohydrates: 43.77g
  • Fiber: 10.92g
  • Sugar: 4.64g
  • Protein: 41.38g
  • Cholesterol: 112.50mg
  • Sodium: 701.08mg
  • Calcium: 121.90mg
  • Potassium: 1338.18mg
  • Iron: 5.16mg
  • Vitamin A: 252.55µg
  • Vitamin C: 49.55mg
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