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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 152.1
  • Total Fat: 2.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 49.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 24.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 8.4 g
  • Protein: 8.3 g

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Black Bean Soup

Submitted by: GROOVYKARMA1

Introduction

Soothing and delicious, this soup seems to revive me right from the first spoonful. I find this easiest to cook in a slow cooker and allow to simmer all day Soothing and delicious, this soup seems to revive me right from the first spoonful. I find this easiest to cook in a slow cooker and allow to simmer all day
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    1 Tbsp. olive oil
    1 small onion,chopped
    1 medium carrot,chopped
    1/2 cup green pepper,chopped
    1 garlic cloves,minced
    3 cups cooked black beans
    1 can tomatoes,diced undrained
    2 bay leaves
    1 tsp.ground cumin
    1 tsp.dried thyme
    1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
    4 cups water
    *optional salt and pepper to taste
    ** optional 2 tsp.lemon juice
    *** optional vegetable or chicken stock instead of water

Directions

Saute onion, bell pepper,and garlic in olive oil 5 minutes while you prep the remaining vegetables.
Transfer to crock pot. Add the beans, tomatoes and their juice, 4 cups water (or *optional vegetable stock or chicken stock),bay leaves, cumin,thyme,and cayenne, and season with salt and black pepper to preference.
Just before serving,stir in the optional lemon juice. To thicken, puree at least 2 cups of the soup solids and return to the cooker.
This make 6 very generous servings.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user GROOVYKARMA1.






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  • Very Good
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    this was great. I made mine in the slow cooker with 2C dried beans and 6C of water. Soooo Good!! Thank You - 1/6/09

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  • 7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    How long do you cook this, and what setting do you use? I want to make this today! - 12/9/08

    Reply from GROOVYKARMA1 (12/9/08)
    I use a crock pot but you could put it on the stove top. With a crock pot I let it cook 6-8 hours.Pre-cooked beans saves a lot of time & you could rush it in an hour.I prefer the crock-pot to give flavors a chance to blend.


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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was fantastic! I made it with 3 cups water instead of 4, and pureed it at about 7 hours, then let it cook another half hour or so. Great with some lite sour cream! - 3/1/10

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! I also made it with dried beans - 2 cups dried beans and about 5 1/2 cups water. It worked great. I also added about 1 TB Wyler's chicken granules. - 6/2/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I made this but made it the way I always do by sauteing the onion, bell pepper, garlic in olive oil then add canned black beans, salt and pepper to taste. If you just want more beans then soup, skim some of the juice off. My family loves it over yellow rice with cuban bread. - 5/11/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was delicious! I added turkey bacon for my husband and I used canned black beans. The soup was a little thin (even after pureeing the beans) so I would cut down on some of the broth. - 3/1/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was very good; I also used 2cups dried beans with 6cups water and added more cumin. - 5/8/13

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    My daughter did add corn, sliced jalepenos and a few more veggies but it was great the first day AND as leftovers! Thank you for sharing! - 1/15/13

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    My family loved it. My youngest daughter who hates anything healthy even enjoyed it and thanked me for the meal. My husband found it nice and spicy but the kids did not feel it was too spicy. This will definately become a staple in our house. - 1/25/10

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I wonder how much one sixth of this recipe actually is. Did anyone measure out the finished soup? - 12/13/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was such a perfect comnbination of flavors! The only thing I did different was doubling the veggies because I am a veggie-aholic. I loved the consistancy and flavor. Thanks for sharing such a simple and delicious recipe!! - 10/21/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This soup was terrific! My husband likes a brothier soup, and I like mine creamier. I thought it was much better after I blended it some. - 1/28/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is delicious . . . and so good on a cold day. - 1/25/10

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Good but I think I'll try the lemon and/or add more pepper next time. - 12/30/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! - 12/15/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is SO good! This is the second Spark recipe I've made and it was a huge hit - flavorful, great color and filling. For one of the 14-oz cans of tomatoes I used a can of diced roasted tomatoes and I used smoked sausage. I'm sure it is just as tasty in its original form. Thank you - great recipe! - 10/7/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My meat-loving husband was shocked that something so delicious could be made without beef or chicken! - 9/1/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is a good basic recipe. i cut out the water and replaced it with beef broth and added cubed ham. Changed the flavor and the calorie piece a bit. - 7/26/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I just made this for dinner and my husband and I love it!!! I used diced tomatoes with green chilies in them because we love food on the "hotter" side. - 6/23/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I got up early to saute the veggies and my husband awoke to those wonderful smells. It was wonderful to come home to this yummy meal. My daughter is home from college and shys away from meat. She was glad to be home for dinner this night! Thanks, - 12/26/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    i made this today--double recipe-- in the crock pot, as suggested, and it was superb!! i needed to add quite a bit of salt (since I didn't use chicken or vegetable broth but water). so glad i have a big pot for us to eat on all week! - 12/13/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is good!!!!made it without the tomatoes and used fresh thyme and garnished with chopped scallions...reminded me of my years in Miami eating Cuban Food without the roast pork and the fried plantains and the rice, ok ok I am coming back to reality the soup was good. - 12/9/08

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  • Excellent basic black bean soup recipe. Spices are perfect. Cooking dried beans rather than using canned adds depth. I used the last of summer 2013 farmer's market height-of-summer tomatoes (frozen), and I topped it with fresh cilantro from the garden. Home baked whole wheat bread on the side. Yum! - 5/19/14

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  • Awesome! - 11/1/12

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  • This was great! - 4/30/12

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  • Added lime instead of lemon juice added a nice flavour to it - 2/27/12

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  • I found the soup to be rather bland which the cayenne pepper probably hides if you put it in, which I didn't since tasty food not spicy one is what I prefer. I added a tbsp of chili powder to it to improve it, but it still needs work in the spices and herbs dept imo. - 2/22/12

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  • Good, although for my taste I added more cumin. - 1/2/12

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  • I really enjoyed this! It is very filling and delicious! I used chicken stock in place of the water as suggested. I will definitely be making again! - 11/29/11

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  • This was yummy! I made a few changes - added more beans and less vegetable stock. I used my immersion blender and blended the whole pot of soup. I also mixed about a tablespoon of light sour cream into my bowl of soup - it added just a little more to it. - 3/13/11

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  • Bought 18 cans of Black Beans on SALE...
    Will make this tomorrow to serve on Weekdays!
    Thankx for the recipe. - 3/12/11

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  • I made this yesterday in my crockpot...when I got home my house smelled yummy!! I skipped the pan sauteing and I didn't have any green peppers, but it was really good! Thank you for sharing. - 10/8/10

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  • My family and I loved this soup! It was freezing today so I came here to find a nice soup recipe. Thank you so much for sharing this. I added purred some dark red kidney beans to thicken it, and added more diced tomatoes, just cause we're crazy about tomatoe-y soups here. Love love love. - 10/3/10

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  • This sounds very good, but not certain my spouse will like it with the peppers. - 9/9/10

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  • This recipe sounds so good and the reviews were really helpful to myself..I am going out right now and make it..I canned some back beans a couple of weeks ago and am going to use them as well.Thanks - 7/8/10

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  • Delicious!!! - 6/11/10

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  • I made this for dinner last night and everybody liked it.I cooked my own black beans and used low sodium chicken broth. - 4/7/10

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  • Delicious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just came back from a nice 50 minute walk from the waterfront area and soooooo enjoyed a bowl of this tasty healthy soup! - 11/26/09

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  • A little too much heat for me. Next time I'll cut down on the spices. Very good though. - 5/17/09

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  • It sounds yummy!~I can't wait to try it! - 5/11/09

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  • light yet comforting. you could add lots of different veggies if you wanted. my husband loved it, too. - 5/5/09

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  • I made this recipe for the gang. I really liked it. They seemed to like it alright. Black beans are new to us so I'm sure that had something to do with it. I will definitely make this again. Thanks. - 4/21/09

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  • I enjoyed the soup very much, but the taste was too strong of tomatoes, in my opinion. I did use a large can - the recipe just says a can, and I am wondering if I should have used a smaller can. - 4/16/09

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  • Very yummy and made the whole house smell wonderful! - 3/29/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I just happen to have the ingredients on hand and after all these fab reviews..........I am going to leave the computer and make some. Thanks for the recipe. - 3/28/09

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  • This soup is SOOOOOOOOOOOO good and even great for weight loss surgery patients! - 1/19/09

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  • Fabulous! I will make this again and again! - 12/18/08

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  • This recipe was very good and easy. I did not have any cayenne pepper so I just used some Tabasco sauce. I might even add a little more heat next time. - 12/16/08

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  • Great recipe! I used vegetable broth and I think I would add more spice next time. This is great for vegetarians! Thanks for sharing! - 12/16/08

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds like the perfect soup to put on before Sweetie Man goes out to cut wood, because he is always starving when he gets back! Thanks for a great recipe! - 12/13/08

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  • I made this soup using pinto beans and it was great!!! - 12/11/08

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  • I'm guessing the 3 cups of beans is after cooking - what's the pre-cooked measurement? Thanks, I think I'll try this out soon! - 12/9/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    i will defitly make this recipe. - 12/8/08

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  • Looking good nothing like a good soup on a cold day. - 12/7/08

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I will definitly make this...sounds yummy! Especially for the cold winter days! - 12/5/08

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    It sounds wonderful. I have all the ingredients on hand so guess what I am making tomorrow night for supper? - 12/4/08

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