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Winter Comfort Food: Homemade Black Bean Soup

Here in Indiana, winter has arrived in FULL force.

It is COLD. As I write this post, I am covered in a total of three blankets to attempt to keep warm, and can say it's only half effective! But you know what DOES work to warm the body on these cold winter days? A nice hot bowl of soup!

Recently, I decided to try a homemade black bean soup. I'd scoured the web for the perfect recipe, and wasn't able to find one, but instead decided to combine the elements I liked from several to make my own perfect recipe! I shared the photos online and had many asking for the recipe.

Today, I'm sharing that with all of you:

Homemade Black Bean Soup

  • 2 cans of black beans
  • 1 can (or equivalent) veggie or chicken broth
  • onions
  • green peppers
  • cumin
  • chili powder
  • smoked paprika
  • cilantro
  • olive oil
  1. Chop onions and green peppers. Saute in olive oil until tender.
  2. Pour in 2 cans of black beans (undrained) and the broth. I used veggie broth myself to make this a vegetarian meal, but if that's not important to you, chicken will do just as well. 
  3. Add in your seasonings. I do not measure on this, just added to taste. Like it spicy? Add more spice, need something more mild and kid-friendly? Add more slowly! 
  4. Heat to boiling, then allow to simmer for approximately 45 minutes- tasting every so often and adding seasonings as need. 
This soup is absolutely delicious on it's own, but you can have fun with other pairings too-- top with cheese or a drop of sour cream, serve over rice, or as we did--- serve with some corn chips! There are plenty of delicious options to choose from. 

This would also be great in the crock pot too! Just toss in all your ingredients and let it cook all day! 

Do you love soups in the winter? What are some of your go to soup recipes? 


  1. This soup looks very good. I like the onions & green peppers in it.
    slehan at juno dot com

  2. This blog really inspired me a lot


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