Vegetarian Black Bean Soup

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

This is one of the best (and easiest) black bean soups I've ever had!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a saucepan, bring the onion, garlic and 1/4 cup broth to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 6-8 minutes or until onion it tender.
  3. Stir in beans, potato, thyme, cumin, and broth; return to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 20-25 minutes, until potatoes are tender.
  5. Stir in tomatoes and hot pepper sauce; heat through.
  6. Sprinkle with green onion.


Most Helpful

We're cheap, poor, creative, picky and hungry. And vegetarian. This worked. Moreover, my gourmand husband said this was the best thing I've made in 22 years. It's filling but double the recipe. They'll want more. Sour creme's a good touch. Nice job, you guys!

pequotkate January 12, 2012

I made this as written--almost. We like our soups to be a little "soupier" so I added another cup of diced potatoes and a second can of vegetable broth. I also did my usual method of sauteing the pressed garlic and onions in a touch of oil till soft, then added the broth, etc. My DH has enjoyed it over the weekend while I was at work and asked that I make it again...soon. Very easy and very tasty. A great combination for my hectic schedule. Thanks Sweety.

Bren in LR June 07, 2010

I can never have enough vegetarian soup recipes in my collection and this is a very welcome addition. This was really easy to put together and tasted good too. I did have to add some extra broth to keep it going dry but I have had this trouble with black bean soups before and I am really starting to think there is something different about black beans I get in the UK and those in the States. So, that has nothing to do with your recipe, I am sure and wasn't a very big deal. I am a bit of a spice wimp but my hubby likes it hot. So, I didn't add the hot sauce to the big pot but instead gave him the bottle to put it in for himself. I topped mine with some low fat sour cream and some banana chillies. Made for PAC Fall 2008.

Sarah_Jayne September 17, 2008

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