Spicy Black Bean Soup

Spicy Black Bean Soup
One of the readers of Finding My Fitness sent me this recipe a while back, and I pulled it out over the weekend. It turned out really well, my only tip is to make sure the beans are cooked fully!

It’s a hearty, filling, spicy soup (the spice can be modified to your taste) that I could see myself making over and over again.

I decided to do it as a fully vegetarian dish. I’m the kind of guy who says I would be sad if I could never eat meat again, but if the meals were like this, I probably wouldn’t miss it.

One of these days when I put together my slow-carb vegetarian recipe list, this will be in it.


Spicy Black Bean Soup

Rating: 41

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Spicy Black Bean Soup


  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1/2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 qt vegetable stock
  • 4 cups black beans, cooked, rinsed, and drained
  • 2 Cups Chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup spicy salsa (the one I used is a chipotle, which I think enhanced the flavor a lot)
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbsp hot sauce


  1. Add olive oil to large soup pot and heat.
  2. Add onion and chili powder and stir till the onions are soft.
  3. Add the stock, then the black beans, tomatoes, hot sauce, salsa and bring to the boil. Bring the heat down so it is simmering and leave for 30 mins. Add salt & pepper to taste. Stir regularly!
  4. When it's cooked enough, use an immersion blender to more or less puree the soup.

Will puts some sour cream in his if it’s too spicy (which you see in the photo), but it’s not necessary. If you *need* something like that to make it smoother, I’d use some full-fat greek yogurt instead. But if you can handle dairy and aren’t impeded in your fat loss, I can’t stop you from using sour cream!

What’s your favorite vegetarian soup recipe?

About Jason

Working on my own fitness, I love sharing with you what I find. You might recognize me from Finding My Fitness.

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5 Responses to Spicy Black Bean Soup

  1. Bartosz March 28, 2015 at 2:16 pm #

    Hey, i have to try your delicious receipe!! 🙂
    I took upon 30 – day challenge doing the Slow Carb Diet, in addition in mysibling duo blog you will find tips, recipes and a description of the slow carb diet. I deal with many other interesting topics. Have a nice day !!

    • Jody February 4, 2016 at 6:56 am #

      How about a scoop of guacamole to cool it off?! Totally diary free and delicious!

      • Jason February 18, 2016 at 8:48 am #

        LOVE guac. 🙂

  2. Uja February 18, 2016 at 1:01 am #

    I just started imneemlntipg the 4 Hour Body meal plan into my diet and I love it! However, the book can sometimes be vague when referring to what foods are allowed. I was wondering if anyone knew if Mayonnaise is allowed, as it has zero carbs and made mostly from egg yolks. Also, is there any tips I can use to make a related judgment call in the future? Thanks! -DeAnna

    • Jason February 18, 2016 at 8:48 am #

      Mayo is OK IF you make it yourself. Store bought mayo is full of crap and isn’t good for you at all. Here’s my recipe.


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