Easy Black Bean Soup


Easy Black Bean Soup

My Easy Black Bean Soup is the perfect spooky weeknight dinner for Halloween!


My Easy Black Bean Soup can easily be a meatless Monday option and is perfect for your spooktacular Halloween dinner too! While my Easy Black Bean Soup recipe is traditionally made with Applewood Smoked Bacon, you can easily omit this ingredient to make it a great vegetarian meal, for your meatless Mondays. It also holds beautifully on the stove top while you answer the door for trick or treaters.

Black Bean Soup Ingredients JENRON DESIGNSFor this recipe you will want to start by sauteing up your rough chopped onions, bell peppers, and garlic in 2 tbsp of olive oil for 5 minutes. If you are using bacon drippings, which adds more flavor, you will want to omit the oil and simply saute your bacon first, then utilize the bacon grease for this step.

Black Beans JENRON DESIGNSNext, stir in your drained black beans and fire roasted tomatoes. Followed by your vegetable stock, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and chili powder. You can also use a smoky BBQ sauce in place of the ketchup to zest things up a bit if you like, this is a trick I do all the time. Then lightly stir to mix. Cook for 30-45 minutes on the stove top or you can use your Instant Pot and set to cook on High Pressure, manual cook for 12 minutes.

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5 from 7 votes

Easy Black Bean Soup

Course Lunch, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Diet Low Fat
Keyword Bacon, Bean, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Instant Pot Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 116kcal
Author Jennifer


  • 1 Stock Pot
  • 1 Instant Pot optional
  • 1 Potato Masher
  • 1 Measuring Cup
  • 1 Set Measuring Spoons
  • 1 Knife
  • 1 Cutting Board


  • 10 slices Applewood Smoked Bacon  optional, omit for a Vegetarian Meal
  • 2 tsp Garlic Minced
  • 15 oz Black Beans  we like the spicy version for more flavor- if using these only lightly drained to keep some of the flavor
  • 1 Onion Chopped
  • 1 Bell Pepper Chopped
  • tbsp  Olive oil  *not needed if you are using bacon grease
  • 32 oz Vegetable Broth
  • 14.5 oz Diced Tomatoes, drained Fire Roasted or also great!
  • 2 tbsp Heinz Ketchup A Smoky BBQ Sauce can be substituted for added flavor
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1/2 cup Cheddar Cheese  Garnish
  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream Garnish
  • 4 tbsp Cilantro Garnish


  • If you are choosing to use bacon, cut slices in the chunks.
  • Lightly saute' in the bottom of your stock pot. OR- Set you Instant Pot to saute' and cook for 7-8 minutes, until done.
  • Use the bacon grease to saute' your onions, peppers and garlic for 5 minutes. NOTE- If you are NOT using bacon add 2 tbsp oil to Instant Pot for the saute method.
  • Next add in your beans, light drained, and tomatoes. Add in your broth to the fill line and stir in Ketchup, Worcestershire, and chili powder. Cook for 30-40 minute over low heat on the stove top.
  • For Instant Pot- Place lid on Instant Pot, and cook at high pressure for 12 minutes. Once cooking is complete, quick vent your Instant Pot.
  • When finished use a hand held blender or potato masher for a smoother texture.
  • Garnish with sour cream, cheddar cheese and cilantro (optional)

Potato Masher JENRON DESIGNSOnce you are finished cooking you can either leave the soup chunky or for a smoother texture, you can use a handheld blender or potato masher to break down the beans. Then serve up with your favorite toppings: like sour cream, cheddar cheese, jalapenos, or cilantro. We love to make a semi homemade version of garlic cheddar cheese biscuits or my homemade Peach Muffins to serve with this particular soup. Just depends on if you like sweet or savory.

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  1. 5 stars
    This looks soooo good and perfect for the cold weather headed our way!

  2. Monica Simpson

    5 stars
    I’ve never made black bean soup. This seems so easy and looks like some good comfort food!

  3. Tisha

    5 stars
    Love soup season! This looks so good!

  4. Thank you, it is so easy too and holds well if you get busy.

  5. I agree it is great year round sometimes I add a scoop of saffron rice to mix it up a bit, which is so good.

  6. My go to comforter food has always been soup too! This ones is good and hearty and can be vegan is needed in a flash which is handy.

  7. 5 stars
    This bean soup is so easy to make and so comforting. Perfect to whip up a big batch to have on hand for lunch through the week.

  8. It is super yummy too! We make it year round but it is also a seasonal favorite as well! Enjoy!

  9. Patty

    5 stars
    Artificial ingredients in canned soups make me want to cook up my own, this recipe is great, thanks!

  10. Ellie

    5 stars
    Very good recipe and it will be beneficial to anybody who utilizes it, including yours truly 🙂 Keep up the good work, looking forward to more posts.

  11. Ivy Gorin

    5 stars
    I appreciate your work, thank you for all the great posts.

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