Slow-Cooked Spicy Black Bean Soup Recipe

Slow-Cooked Spicy Black Bean Soup
Megan Watson


  •   Three 15-ounce cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  •   One 14 ½-ounce can diced tomatoes
  •   One 4-ounce can diced green chiles
  • cloves garlic, minced
  • 16 ounces  low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup  cooked ham, diced (optional)
  • 1/2  large onion, diced (optional)
  • 1 cup  corn (optional)
  • 1/3  carrots, chopped (optional)
  • 1/3 cup  celery, chopped (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon  chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon  cumin
  • 1 teaspoon  cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon  jalapeño pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon  habanero hot sauce, or to taste
  • large bay leaf

This slow cooker soup is true to its name... spicy! But, have no fear, even if you have a severe dislike for spicy food, this recipe is easily modified to be safe for all taste buds.


In a large slow cooker, mix the together black beans, diced tomatoes, green chiles, garlic, and chicken broth. If using, add the optional ingredients.

In a bowl, mix together the spices and add to the soup mixture. Then, add the hot sauce and bay leaf. Cook on low for 4 hours. Serve hot.


Calories per serving:

469 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber, Low Fat, Low Sodium Sugar Conscious, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 13g 20%
  • Carbs 332g 111%
  • Saturated 3g 15%
  • Fiber 123g 493%
  • Sugars 12g
  • Monounsaturated 3g
  • Polyunsaturated 5g
  • Protein 128g 255%
  • Sodium 549mg 23%
  • Calcium 575mg 57%
  • Magnesium 968mg 242%
  • Potassium 5,999mg 171%
  • Iron 34mg 187%
  • Zinc 16mg 106%
  • Phosphorus 2,046mg 292%
  • Vitamin A 251µg 28%
  • Vitamin C 59mg 99%
  • Thiamin (B1) 6mg 369%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 72%
  • Niacin (B3) 17mg 84%
  • Vitamin B6 2mg 85%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 1,940µg 485%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 8%
  • Vitamin E 6mg 31%
  • Vitamin K 26µg 32%
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