4 from 10 votes

Favorite Black Bean Soup Recipe

This easy, healthy black bean soup recipe uses canned black beans and comes together in about 1 hour.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Servings: 8
Calories: 134
Author: Martha | Simple Nourished Living


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeño chile, stemmed, seeded and minced
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or more, if desired)
  • 4 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • Salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice (or more, if desired)
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped cilantro


  • In a large Dutch oven heat the oil over medium heat until simmering.
  • Add the onion, jalapeño, and garlic. Cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the chili powder and cayenne and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add the beans, broth, 1-1/2 cups water, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Stir together.
  • Bring to a simmer and cook for about 20 minutes to blend the flavors.
  • Process 3 cups of the soup in a blender until smooth.
  • Stir the puréed soup back into the pot and add more water if necessary to achieve desired consistency.
  • Remove from the heat and season with salt, pepper, and lime juice to taste.
  • Serve in bowls garnished with cilantro.

Recipe Notes

Weight Watchers PointsPlus: *3
Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints: *1
Nutrition Facts
Favorite Black Bean Soup Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 134 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 7g28%
Protein 7g14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy bean soup, spicy black bean soup, stovetop black bean soup