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Monday, February 17, 2014

How to Make a Healthier Black Bean Soup

This bowl of Heart Healthy Black Bean Soup is hearty and will warm you up on these cold winter days.  

Heart Healthy Black Bean Soup

Since old man Winter is not finished with us, I am looking for comfort foods that aren't full of calories and but are full of flavor.   This Black Bean Soup is hearty and has an added health benefit and is very filling. 

(A single, one cup serving of black beans contains 15 grams of fiber, over half the daily recommended and 15 grams of protein, also half the daily recommended)

Black Bean Soup

  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 medium purple onion, chopped
  • 1 orange bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 jalapeños, seeded and chopped fine
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 32 oz beef broth
  • 2 (15 oz) cans of black beans, well rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15 oz) can of diced tomatoes, with juices
  • 1 cup of sour cream, for serving
  • 1 jalapeño, thinly sliced lengthwise for garnish
1. In a large stockpot over medium-high heat, add olive oil, onion, bell pepper, jalapeño, garlic and salt
2. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 to 4 minutes until the onions and bell peppers are soft
3. Add the beef broth, beans, and tomatoes and raise temperature to high
4. As soon as the soup comes to boil, reduce temp to low, simmer, uncovered for 25 to 30 minutes and until liquid is reduced by one third
5. Serve with the sour cream and the sliced jalapeño.
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  1. We love black bean soup at my house, too! I made a batch a little while ago with squash in it, which was really tasty. I have never added bell peppers to it though - I'll give that a try next time I make it!

  2. This is very very good. I 'm pining this recipe as I will make it. I think this will fit in well with my new eating program!

    Thanks so much for sharing, and for participating in the blog challenge!

  3. I love love love Black Beans. I have everything on hand for this recipe. Guess what we are having for dinner tonight...its cold in Cleveland and this is going to hit the spot. Visiting from BYB

  4. Looks delicious! This has definitely been a winter for soup here!

    Visiting from BYB.

  5. I LOVE a good black bean soup! I make black bean soup and use the leftovers on potato, rice or pasta. It's yummy!!


  6. I like black beans and I might just have to try this. Pinning it today! Visiting from the boost your blog challenge :)

  7. That's pretty simple. I'll try it. We eat a lot of leek soup. It's my family's favorite, although I'm not much for it. Thanks for participating in the Boost Challenge.

    I Create Purty Thangs

  8. Boy, that's a hearty soup. I bet your spoon stands up in it! Cheers from Carole of Carole's Chatter

  9. My husband isn't a huge fan of black beans but your soup does look like it would taste wonderful! I'll have to check out your minestrone soup recipe as that sounds like something that would be more popular around here. I'm always looking for new recipes to add to our rotation.

  10. What a great idea for a blog. I've often thought there need to be more older, er, mature bloggers contributing their wisdom! Visiting from BYB.

  11. would love to try this out subbing veggie broth for beef. also, random compliment, but i love your name! evelyn, it's so pretty and i dont often run into it. visiting from byb :)

  12. Looks good! Would also sub beef for veggie broth but regardless, it would be delish :-)

  13. I love black bean soup - and this looks delicious! Thanks for the post -I am pinning for later. :-)

  14. Mmmm, still hearty and bursting with flavor, but not so heavy. What a yummy soup. Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper.

  15. I think our cold days are about gone in the DFW area, but I love collecting good soup recipes. This one looks delicious and easy.
    I'm stopping by from the 100 Days Challenge and am glad to have found your blog.

  16. These all look so wonderful. thank you for sharing recipes. My daughter is just starting to enjoy cooking and is getting married this year. I am going to share your site with her. (stopping by from the byb)

  17. Pinned it! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Black Bean soup is one of my favorites

  18. It has definitely been soup weather here. I'm always looking for new recipes that are healthy and filling.

  19. This looks so yummy! Soup is a favorite around our house, it is just always so comforting! Visiting from BYB!

  20. I lost a great recipe for Black Bean Soup and this one sounds very similar. Thanks so much for sharing! I'll be making this right away.


  21. This soup looks amazing, i cannot wait to try it
    Newest Follower

  22. Thank you for linking up at Tasty Tuesdays! Your post has been pinned to my Recipes from Tasty Tuesday board. I can't wait to see what you link up next week!
    Have a terrific weekend!

  23. This sounds delicious! I love black beans. Definitely going to try this! Thanks!

  24. Sounds good! Gonna share with my sister. :)

  25. I came here from Thursday Think Tank. The Black Bean soup seems like it would be so good, except I'd have to leave out the jalapenos since our tummys won't tolerate. Probably use a little chili pepper. Hearty, inexpensive, filling--what more could we ask for. Shared it with my daughter. pinning!

  26. oh my, we love black beans and this looks wonderful! Hopped over from Katherine's Corner to read more. Happy Thankful Thursday!

  27. This looks delicious! Pinning! :)

    - Brooke -

  28. This looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing on the weekend re-Treat link party!

    Britni @ Play. Party. Pin.

  29. G'day I could so go for some of your soup right now!
    Cheers! Joanne @ What's On The List


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