Spicy Black Bean Soup

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I’ve revealed far too many fears to all of you – but I’m not done yet.

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Nothing makes my heart & mind race more than a knock on my door.

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This isn’t Leave It to Beaver, people. We live in a scary world. I don’t know who is on the other side of that door. He could have a bazooka or a sword or something.

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Like, does anyone actually buy the junk the door-to-door salesman people sell? I don’t need my carpets cleaned or a tupperware set. I want to avoid stroke & that can only happen if these people NEVER KNOCK ON MY DOOR AGAIN.

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I practically spilled this bowl all over myself when the second knock came.


Time: 40 minutes (prep + cooking) | Serves: 2


  • 2 cans of black beans, rinsed + drained
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  • 2 tbsp. of garlic, minced
  • 2 cups of vegetable stock
  • 1 tsp. of cumin
  • 1 tsp. of crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. of garlic salt
  • 1 tbsp. of shredded cheese + more for serving, hot pepper used here
  • Juice of 1/2 a lime
  • 1 tbsp. of olive oil
  • S+P, to taste
  • Tortilla chips for serving

How to:

  • Heat olive oil in a large stock pot over medium heat
  • Add onion + cook for 4-5 minutes
  • Add garlic + cook for another 1-2 minutes
  • Add beans + jalapeno + stock + cumin + crushed red pepper + garlic salt + S+P
  • Bring to a simmer, cover + cook for 25-30 minutes, stirring occassionally
  • Once beans are tender, add cheese + lime juice + S+P
  • Serve piping hot with extra cheese + tortilla chips
  • Use chips as a device to stuff beans in mouth quicker

15 thoughts on “Spicy Black Bean Soup

  1. Debbie Spivey says:

    This looks so good! I’m glad you didn’t spill it. Would have been such a waste.
    A knock on our door is very rare and very strange. You have to be pretty desperate to drive 5 minutes up a mountain and turn down an unpaved dead end road to try and sell something. GO THE HELL AWAY!!


      • Debbie Spivey says:

        Anybody who would even think about tackling the turn-around situation in our driveway is nuts!!
        I’ll have to ask His Royal Highness about the room… There are two houses for sale down the road… 😉


  2. Susan Christopher says:

    I’m glad to see you’ve crossed over to the dark side and are actually making and eating ‘soup’ albeit a thick one. Black bean soup is one of my favorites and this looks yummy. I’m hopeful that you’ll continue down this path and make more soups I can try!


  3. Amy says:

    Oh I love black beans! I can’t wait to try this recipe out 🙂 I will most probably be eating it at my desk at work, so it won’t be a look of fear on my face when someone knocks on my cubicle, more of a growl of protectiveness over my delicious lunch!


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