How To Make Spicy Black Bean Soup


Spicy Black Bean Soup is a hearty and flavorful soup made with black beans as the main ingredient. It is a popular dish in Mexican and Latin American cuisine and is typically served as a starter or main course.

How To Make Spicy Black Bean Soup

How To Make

To make the soup, black beans are cooked with vegetables such as onions, garlic, and bell peppers, along with a blend of spices that give the soup its signature spicy flavor. Common spices used in the recipe include cumin, chili powder, and paprika. The soup may also include other ingredients such as diced tomatoes, corn, and cilantro.

The black beans used in the soup are a good source of protein and fiber, making it a nutritious and filling meal. Additionally, the spices used in the soup are known for their potential health benefits, such as anti-inflammatory properties and aiding digestion.

Spicy Black Bean Soup can be served hot and topped with sour cream, shredded cheese, or diced avocado for added texture and flavor. It is a perfect meal for a chilly day or for those who enjoy a little bit of heat in their food.

Here are some tips and variations for making Spicy Black Bean Soup:


To make the soup more flavorful, consider using homemade vegetable or chicken broth instead of water.

Soak the black beans overnight for easier cooking and to achieve a creamier texture.

To save time, you can use canned black beans instead of dried beans.

Adjust the level of spiciness to your taste by adding more or less of the spices.


Add a can of diced green chilies or jalapenos to the soup for an extra kick of heat.

Make it vegetarian or vegan by using vegetable broth instead of chicken broth and omitting any toppings that contain dairy.

Blend some or all of the soup in a blender for a creamier texture.

Add some diced ham or bacon for a meaty twist on the traditional recipe.

Serve the soup over rice for a heartier meal.

How To Make Spicy Black Bean Soup


  • 1 pound black beans, soaked overnight and drained (or 3 cans of black beans, drained and rinsed)
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth (or water)
  • 1 can dice tomatoes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Lime wedges, sour cream, shredded cheese, chopped cilantro, and/or diced avocado for serving (optional)


Heat the olive oil painting oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, and red bell pepper and sauté for 5 minutes or until softened.

Add the cumin, chili grease paint, and paprika and stir for 1- 2 twinkles until ambrosial.

Add the black beans, broth (or water), and diced tomatoes to the pot. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 1-2 hours (or until the beans are tender).

Using an immersion blender or transferring a portion of the soup to a blender, blend the soup until it reaches the desired consistency.

Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot with lime wedges, sour cream, shredded cheese, chopped cilantro, and/or diced avocado on top, if desired.

Enjoy your homemade Spicy Black Bean Soup!