Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

It was a snowy day today and there wasn't mch food in the house but I came up with this version of a black bean soup. The ingredients where what I had on hand, I'm sure that adding more or less of something or other vegetables to suit ones likings would be fine. I did all my spices to taste.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sautee the onion, carrot, and garlic in oil in a large pot until onion is soft.
  2. Add water and boullion cube, bring to a boil.
  3. Add corn and chillis and sir.
  4. Add the tomatoes and the chilli powder at this point. Stir.
  5. Add the black bean and remaining spices and give a stir. Cover and let simmer 30 minutes.
  6. For a thicker soup you could add some cornstarch.
  7. Top with scallions, cheese, avocado -- .
Most Helpful

Just made this tonight... was looking for a quick hearty dinner. I pureed the soup before serving it with sliced avocados and a dollop of light sour cream. Yum! I also needed to use up a few slices of precooked bacon so I added them, minced when I was cooking the onion/garlic. I used only ground cayenne, not the red pepper flakes and it was spicy enough for me! I used about 2-1/2 cups of chicken broth. Will definitely make again. Thanks for the recipe!

jdevale_11743157 November 18, 2010

Made a few changes with this recipe ~ Used 2 large cloves of garlic, a cup of thawed frozen corn, & cut the following seasonings to 1/8 teaspoon each: chili powder, paprika, cayenne & cumin & red pepper flakes. Did top it off with a sprinkling of colby/jack cheese & had a nice soup for lunch! [Tagged, made & reviewed for one of my adoptees in the current Pick-A-Chef]

Sydney Mike October 03, 2008