Best Black Bean Soup

Tam D


I've tried several versions of black bean soup, but this one had the best balance of flavors, and I think it's a keeper :) I love this soup because it's healthy and nutritious, super-fast and easy -- with great flavor, that's a winning combination!

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5 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


2 Tbsp
olive oil
2 Tbsp
1 large
onion, chopped
2 Tbsp
tomato paste
1 Tbsp
dried celery leaves
1 tsp
beef base or bouillon
1 tsp
ground oregano
2 tsp
dehydrated minced garlic
1 tsp
1/4 tsp
ground chipotle pepper
1 tsp
jalapeno bacon salt
1 tsp
salt, to taste
2 can(s)
black beans, seasoned
1 can(s)
refried black beans
1 can(s)
beef broth
1/2 c


1Saute chopped onion in olive oil and butter, in a 4 qt. dutch oven, on medium-low heat.

Stir occasionally.
2When it has good color (10-15 min.), stir in tomato paste and cook a minute or two, stirring often.
3Add the beef base and spices, and cook another minute or two, stirring often.
4Stir in the broth.

Add the beans and the wine.
5Bring to slow boil, covered, stirring often.
6Blend in the refried beans.

Reduce heat and simmer, covered, 15 minutes.
7NOTES: You may serve with a garnish of sour cream or shredded cheese and chopped green olives, if you want to make it extra special, but it's perfect without the fuss :)

I like full flavor and spice, but not a lot of heat. This recipe is spicy without being hot.

If you want a version with meat, cut up some dried chorizo sausage and add it after the onion is cooked, with the tomato paste.

I use J&D brand bacon salt -- it's amazing! You can get it from your grocery store, from their website, or from

About Best Black Bean Soup

Course/Dish: Bean Soups
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: Spanish
Dietary Needs: Gluten-Free, Dairy Free
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy