Easy Black Bean Soup

Hello friends!  Apparently it IS Friday!  I do not know where my mind has been this week, but yay for Friday!  Today I am linking up with Farrah from Fairyburger, Annmarie from the Fit Foodie Mama, and Jess from Hello to Fit for a Kitchen Cleanse themed week!
foodiefridayA few weeks ago my local Kroger had organic beans on sale for 10/$10, so of course I stocked up!  I might have stocked up a little too much since I had to store them some of the cans on the counter due to my pantry being totally full.  Since I have still not been feeling 100%, I was in the mood for more soup.  I didn’t have a lot of energy to make something that would take a long time, so I pondered what I could make.  I saw the cans of black beans and I knew what I was going to do.  Now, I have never made black bean soup before so I looked up a few recipes on Pinterest.  Nothing really struck me as the right one, and especially since most of them had onions in them.  So I looked in the fridge and pulled out a few things I thought might be good.  And 25 min later I was enjoying delicious soup!

Black Bean Soup


  • 2 cans of organic black beans, drained
  • 1 red pepper, chopped into small pieces
  • 2-3 strips of organic turkey bacon, cut into small pieces (optional)
  • about 1 cup of organic chicken broth
  • Spices (black pepper, paprika, garlic, etc) to taste
  • 1/2 TBS avocado oil



  1. Heat oil in large skillet pan.  Add the red peppers, bacon and spices. Cook till they are tender.
  2. Add drained beans to the peppers/bacon. Cook for 5-10 min.
  3. Add peppers, bacon and beans to a food processor or blender.  Pulse for 1-2 min until a smoother consistency.
  4. Add in broth 1/4 c at a time till it is the thickness you desire. You can always add more broth if it is too thick.
  5. Pour back in the pan and cook for 3-5 min.
  6. Enjoy!


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14 thoughts on “Easy Black Bean Soup

  1. Farrah

    Ah, I love Kroger sales, and yay for beans! I don’t think I’ve ever made black bean soup either, but that’s such a great idea! :] And I need to try out avocado oil! :O

    1. chocolaterunnergirl Post author

      Sales are the best!!! I was a little surprised that I had not made it yet considering how much I LOVE black beans!
      Avocado oil rocks! There is also a blend oil that I really like with avocado, coconut and safflower!

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