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chipotle black bean soup
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Chipotle Black Bean Soup

Flavor packed one pot hearty and delicious soup.
Course One Pot Meals, Soup, Soup/Stew
Cuisine Mexican, Vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8 - 1 cup


  • 2 tbsp grapeseed oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 1/2 cup red chipotle salsa or any blended or jarred chunky medium to hot salsa - *Recipe for Red Chipotle Salsa is linked in the blog post*
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar or other sweetener
  • 2 15 oz cans black beans or if homemade - 3 1/2 cups
  • 1 15.25 oz can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 2 tbsp "Better than Bullion" vegetable base
  • 1/2 tsp garlic granules
  • 1/2 tsp onion granules
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp adobo sauce (optional), for extra heat
  • 1/2 cup medium chunky salsa, stirred in at the end of cooking


  • Heat a large heavy bottom pot over medium heat and add the oil. Once hot, add the onion, bell pepper, garlic and a good pinch of salt and pepper
  • Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently
  • Add the chili powder and cumin to coat
  • Add the red chipotle salsa (recipe link in blog post) or the jarred salsa of your choice, vegetable broth, coconut sugar, the garlic and onion granules, the Better than Bullion vegetable base and optional adobo sauce and stir to combine
  • Increase heat to medium high and bring to a boil
  • Once boiling, add the black beans and corn and stir
  • Reduce the heat to low and simmer covered for about 30 - 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. The longer it simmers, the more the flavor will develop. It's even delicious the next day.
  • Stir in the 1/2 cup jarred medium chunky salsa at the end of cooking
  • Serve as is, or with serving topping options of fresh lime juice, fresh chopped cilantro, diced red onion, ripe avocado chunks or slices or crumbled tortilla chips


If you're not using the recipe for Red Chipotle Salsa that's linked in the blog post, you can take a chipotle pepper from a can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce and blend it with some of the jarred salsa that you'll be cooking with and add this to the recipe to give the chipotle flavor and heat.