Easy Black Bean Soup brings onions, carrots, celery, tomatoes, green chiles, black beans, and cilantro together in a perfectly seasoned vegetable broth. The end result is a hearty soup with tons of flavor and plenty of healthy nutrition.
This soup is a filling meal on its own but for an over top meal I like to serve it with Mexican coleslaw and cornbread.
How to make Black Bean Soup
Start by heating a little oil in a Dutch oven or heavy pot. Then add the onions, carrots, and celery cooking until tender. Next add the garlic, crushed red pepper, ground black pepper, marjoram, and cumin. Stir and cook for 1 minute. Then add the vegetable broth, diced green chiles, and black beans. Next simmer for 15-20 minutes. . If desired purée a little of the soup with an immersion blender. Garnish with cilantro or red pepper flakes and serve.
Recipe notes and helpful tips
- This recipe calls for canned beans which can contain large amounts of salt. Be sure to drain and rinse to get the excess sodium off.
- Several brands have low sodium canned black beans. If they have them take advantage of them as the salt from the low sodium beans and the fire roasted tomatoes is plenty for this recipe.
- To keep the soup vegetarian and vegan friendly stick with vegetable broth.
- I really like the fire roasted canned tomatoes because they have a unique smoky taste. But any canned diced tomatoes will work.
- This soup comes together quickly. The simmering time is fairly flexible as the contents are warm in about 10 minutes but if you want the flavors to meld together more than you can simmer 20-30 minutes.
- If desired purée a portion of the soup using an immersion blender. Blend as little or as much as you liked to reach your desired consistency. Top thicker soup with tortilla chips, sliced avocado, sour cream, guacamole, or salsa.
- Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
- Freeze for up to 3 months by ladling fully cooled soup into quart freezer bags. Then lay on baking sheets in the freezer until fully frozen. This allows for easier storage in the freezer. Be sure to mark the contents and the day it was frozen on the bag.
Why choose marjoram over oregano
As you may have noticed by now marjoram is one of my go to spices. Marjoram is a member of the mint and oregano family. In appearance it is hard to tell marjoram from oregano but one whiff of each and you can tell they are distinctly different.
Oregano’s smell and taste is more pungent and kind of musty and earthy with a bit of bitterness. While Marjoram is more mild and sweet with mint and woody undertones. I really prefer marjoram in almost every recipe that calls for oregano. Next time you are at the store pick up a jar and see if you feel the same way.
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Black Bean Soup Recipe
A quick and easy flavor packed Black Bean Soup with onions, carrot, celery, garlic, tomatoes, green chiles, and black beans all in a vegetable broth seasoned with cumin, marjoram and cilantro.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 25 minutes
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Yield: 6 bowls
- Category: soup
- Method: stovetop
- Cuisine: American
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 large yellow onion chopped
- 2 carrots peeled and chopped
- 2 ribs celery chopped
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
- ¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon marjoram (or oregano)
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 4 cups vegetable broth or chicken broth
- 1 can (15 ounce) fire roasted tomatoes
- 1 (7 ounce) can diced green chiles
- 3 (15 ounce) cans low sodium black beans drained and rinsed
- 1 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
- Heat oil in a Dutch oven or heavy stockpot over medium heat. Add the onions, carrots, and celery cooking until the onions and celery are tender.
- Add the garlic, crushed red pepper, ground black pepper, marjoram, and cumin. Cook for 1 minute stirring constantly.
- Add the vegetable broth, fire roasted tomatoes, diced green chiles, and black beans. Simmer for 15-20 minutes.
- Top with cilantro and serve.
Keywords: easy black bean soup. spicy black bean soup, vegetarian black bean soup, black bean soup with canned beans
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The black bean soup looks awesome and so delicious. Going to try it out!
Yes, please! I am definitely making this in the crock pot this winter. So hearty and delicious. Love it!
Can’t wait to make this recipe! It’s one of my family favorite meals!
This homemade soup is a million times better than the store-bought variety. Thanks for sharing it
My pleasure Brianne!
This is such an amazing meal! Perfect for dinner any night of the week!
This is so easy and delicious, perfect soup to make in this cold weather.
This soup is absolutely delicious! I love black bean soup! Yum!
My husband is a black bean fanatic. Thanks for the recipe, now I can use up some of those cans that have been stacking up in my pantry!
I am definitely going to try to make this 🙂 love black beans. Thank you so much.
Yum! I love me some soup. I have been craving soup since it’s getting cold and I have been feeling under the weather. I’d love to try this recipe. Thank you!
Wow! I want to try this black bean soup. It looks so yummy! Can’t wait to make it on weekends.
So delicious when you’re craving comfort food! The whole family loved it.
I love how hearty and full of veggies is this soup! A must try for sure!
This soup is so flavorful and healthy to boot. Goes great with your mexican cornbread!
This Black Bean Soup needs to happen at my house very soon!!
mmm…this Black Bean Soup sounds so hearty and incredibly delicious! LOVE it!
Such a fabulous soup! SO hearty and delicious! YUM!
Filling and delicious! Love a good hearty soup
I love this delicious hearty soup, and I especially love how easy it is to make!
SO flavorful. Hooray for no more bland vegetarian food!
This Black Bean Soup is the ultimate comfort food!
I love having a hearty vegetarian option for a great soup! This looks great!
Delicious soup, I could not get enough of it! Thank you for sharing!