Easy Crock Pot Black Bean Soup

Easy Crock Pot Black Bean Soup

Take the guesswork out of soup at home with my Easy Crock Pot Black Bean Soup recipe!  Made perfectly in your favorite slow cooker or even Instant Pot.

Easy Crock Pot Black Bean Soup recipe slow cooker

Hi guys!

I’m so, so ready for spring but before we get there, I’m still hanging onto making a few cozy soups for the last time in the season.  Y’all know I love pulling out my Crock Pot / Slow Cooker this time of year.  With the twins, it’s become even more important for me to make sure I have some sort of meal going early in the day because they get crankier as the day progresses.

My easy Crock Pot Black Bean Soup recipe is one of my all-time favorites.  It uses minimal ingredients that you might already have on hand and is great for dinner in a pinch.  The flavors are rich and slightly Mexican inspired for a soup you’ll want to make again and again.

It’s vegan, vegetarian, low fat and gluten free!

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Here’s why you’ll love my easy Crock Pot Black Bean Soup recipe…

This easy Crock Pot Black Bean Soup recipe could not be easier.  It starts with cans of your favorite low sodium black beans, red pepper, onions and lots of rich spices.

This basically an open and dump recipe that you can have in your favorite slow cooker in minutes.  It could also be easily made in your Instant Pot.

Once the soup stews all day you can eat it as is, or take an immersion blender to it.  I love to blend mine half way.  Enough to thicken the broth, but still have plenty of whole beans and peppers.  You could also choose to blend it completely.

It really just depends on how you like your easy Crock Pot Black Bean Soup recipe because either way is DELISH.  My favorite part about this soup is it gets even better the next day making leftovers a total no-brainer.


How to Make this Easy Black Bean Soup recipe

  1. Chop your onion, pepper, and garlic. (Or for a shortcut used pre-minced garlic!)
  2. Open, drain and dump your cans of black beans.
  3. Add the broth and chilies.
  4. Finish with all the spices!
  5. After it cooks, decide whether you want to blend any of the soup.


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Toppings for this Easy Crock Pot Black Bean Soup recipe

  • Plain Greek Yogurt
  • Sour Cream
  • Mexican or Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • Cilantro
  • Avocado
  • Lime

Obviously, your choice of topping will either make this vegetarian or vegan / dairy free.  My pick is to keep it vegan and use avocado, lime and cilantro… although I’ve never met a cheese I don’t like.

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I hope you enjoy this DELISH soup as much as I do!  As always, I’d love to hear what you think in the comments.


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Easy Crock Pot Black Bean Soup recipe

Julie Wunder
This is the perfect, easy Crock Pot Black Bean Soup recipe.  Perfectly spiced, super simple to make using canned beans.  Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten Free & Low Calorie.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 10 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 150 kcal


  • 1 sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 4 ounces can green chilies
  • 32 ounces low sodium vegetable broth
  • 4 15 ounce reduced sodium black beans cans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 teaspoons dried cumin
  • 1 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 - 1 teaspoon chipolte pepper powder
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • Garnish: avocado, cilantro, lime, plain greek yogurt, sour cream


  • Put all ingredients in the Crock Pot. Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.
  • Adjust chipotle, salt and pepper to taste and remove the bay leaves.
  • Blend about halfway with an immersion blender. Leave some beans and peppers whole.


1 teaspoon of chipotle powder will be hot, but still tasty! Use less if you are sensitive to heat.  You can also use canned chipotle in adobo sauce.  Start with one chili and add more to taste.
I tested with 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper.


Calories: 150kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 9gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 462mgPotassium: 520mgFiber: 11gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 1097IUVitamin C: 47mgCalcium: 74mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Easy Crock Pot Black Bean Soup recipe
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Easy Crock Pot Black Bean Soup recipe slow cooker

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What’s your favorite slow cooker soup?

By | 2020-09-03T14:16:10-04:00 March 13th, 2019|All Vegetarian, Crock Pot Meals, Dinner, Food, Soups, Vegetarian Meals|53 Comments


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  3. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real March 13, 2019 at 7:53 am - Reply

    This looks SO good!!

  4. Shica January 1, 2019 at 1:50 pm - Reply

    How would you adjust recipe to use dry beans?

    • JulieWunder January 1, 2019 at 3:00 pm - Reply

      I would just soak the beans before putting them in the pot, drain and then add cooking time. It will take longer but just keep it in there until they are tender!

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  9. Karly February 23, 2016 at 3:21 pm - Reply

    This looks amazing! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  10. Miz Helen February 17, 2016 at 8:53 am - Reply

    5 stars
    We will just love your Black Bean Soup! Hope you had a great Valentine Weekend and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  11. Michelle | A Dish of Daily Life February 16, 2016 at 8:31 pm - Reply

    Black bean soup is one of our favorites here! Made in the crockpot…even better! Love your topping too!:)

  12. Sarah February 15, 2016 at 7:45 pm - Reply

    Healthy comfort food, yes please! Beans and avocado yep in my head I can twist this into a Mexican, Taco Tuesday, something to satisfy my cravings. Thank you for linking up with us for Meatless Monday!

    • JulieWunder February 16, 2016 at 6:25 pm - Reply

      Haha! I hear ya friend! Now I want taco Tuesday!

  13. Rachel February 15, 2016 at 2:47 pm - Reply

    Looks super tasty. And I love using my crock pot. Awesome! Thanks for linking up.

  14. Jess @hellotofit February 13, 2016 at 4:54 pm - Reply

    I probably wouldn’t blend the black beans all the way – it’s nice to have some texture 🙂 Can’t forget to top with avocado, right?!

  15. Annmarie February 12, 2016 at 8:36 am - Reply

    This looks amazing and your pictures are so pretty!

    • JulieWunder February 13, 2016 at 10:58 am - Reply

      Thank you! I try so hard on the pictures 🙂

  16. Gingi February 11, 2016 at 10:25 pm - Reply

    The red peppers make this dish look beyond yummy!!! <3 – http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

    • JulieWunder February 13, 2016 at 10:54 am - Reply

      Thank you! I like having the red as a pop of color.

  17. Rachel @ RachelMcMichael.com February 11, 2016 at 8:57 pm - Reply

    This recipe looks incredible!!! I just pinned it and can’t WAIT to try it!

    • JulieWunder February 13, 2016 at 10:53 am - Reply

      Thank you! I hope you do– let me know how you like it.

  18. [email protected] February 11, 2016 at 6:58 pm - Reply

    This sounds delicous! Would like to try this.

  19. Carole from Carole's Chatter February 11, 2016 at 1:47 pm - Reply

    Hi Julie, this would be a super contribution to Food on Friday: Slow Cooker over at Carole’s Chatter. Please do bring it over. Cheers

  20. Runaway Bridal Planner February 11, 2016 at 11:29 am - Reply

    If I wasn’t going out to dinner tonight with friends, I would totally be making this. It might just be what’s for dinner tomorrow (and a few days after that.)
    I love crock pot meals, and soups all the better because one batch can make up a lot of meals for me! This looks yummy, I have never made it before, but a while back I had some at a friends house and it was delicious!

    • JulieWunder February 13, 2016 at 10:52 am - Reply

      AND! The leftovers with this tasted even BETTER to me. I enjoyed it all week. I hope you have a chance to make it.

  21. Andrea on Vacation February 11, 2016 at 10:45 am - Reply

    I have been getting into crock pot soups this winter! I made your butternut squash one once already. This cold spell could mean another round with the crock pot- maybe black bean this time.

    • JulieWunder February 13, 2016 at 10:48 am - Reply

      Yay! I hope you liked it. This is a really tasty one too. Super simple.

  22. rachel @ athletic avocado February 11, 2016 at 9:16 am - Reply

    This is why I love making food in the crock pot, It practically cooks itself! Pinning this!

  23. Jessica @ Nutritioulicious February 11, 2016 at 9:11 am - Reply

    You know I’m all about the pulses! Just pinned to my Year of Pulses board. And love the long pin – i’ve been trying them out lately too!

    • JulieWunder February 13, 2016 at 10:44 am - Reply

      Thank you so much! I’ll be curious to see if they do any better.

  24. [email protected] February 11, 2016 at 8:44 am - Reply

    LOVE the long pin!! And it’s pinned for later!

  25. Black bean soup is one of my faves! I love to put jalapeno in mine too!

  26. Susie @ SuzLyfe February 11, 2016 at 7:54 am - Reply

    I can be weird about beans but this sounds delicious!

  27. Gail Bell February 11, 2016 at 7:42 am - Reply

    You certainly picked the perfect recipe to feature this week! Our recent frigid temps call for a “warm you to the bones” soup. Thanks for sharing. LOVE the styling in the photo.

    • JulieWunder February 13, 2016 at 10:42 am - Reply

      Totally!! Thank you– I work hard to get the pictures!

  28. Mary Jean Henson February 11, 2016 at 7:25 am - Reply

    This looks so good. I am going to make it.

  29. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy February 11, 2016 at 6:53 am - Reply

    5 stars
    Yes! Black bean soup is my go-to comfort food dish at the moment. I am loving all the colours in yours, and I am especially loving that Mexican style table cloth.

    • JulieWunder February 13, 2016 at 10:41 am - Reply

      Thank you! I love adding more color to plain looking food.

  30. Blane Sherer February 11, 2016 at 5:12 am - Reply

    I do like black bean soup.
    Looks tasty ( smile ).

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