Red Pepper Mushroom Black Bean Soup Recipe

Red Pepper Mushroom Black Bean Soup Recipe – This quick and easy black bean soup recipe comes together in a snap for a vegetarian soup recipe that even meat lovers with adore!

Red Pepper Mushroom Black Bean Soup Recipe - This quick and easy black bean soup recipe comes together in a snap for a vegetarian soup recipe that even meat lovers with adore! // addapinch.com

Happy Halloween, friends! Do you have big plans for today? It is always fun to see what the little ones dress up as to celebrate. At this point, I’m still not sure what Sam is planning to dress up as to hand out candy or if he even will. I’m learning that with teenagers, going with the flow is name of the game! 🙂

By now,  you probably have noticed how much I love a good soup. There just is nothing that seems to warm you up and make you feel as cozy as a bowl of warm, hearty soup!

Lately, I haven’t been able to get enough of soups with black beans and this Red Pepper Mushroom Black Bean Soup version is a definite favorite. I love that it comes together so quickly on the stovetop using black beans that I’ve already cooked or even by using canned black beans in a pinch. I think it would definitely make a great addition to your Halloween supper plans.

But even better than the ease in making this soup is the deliciousness of every single bite of it! The combination of herbs and spices, peppers and onions, as well as the meatiness of the mushrooms (without the meat!) just makes it even better in my book. 

Red Pepper Mushroom Black Bean Soup Recipe - This quick and easy black bean soup recipe comes together in a snap for a vegetarian soup recipe that even meat lovers with adore! // addapinch.com

I begin by sauteing my mushrooms, onions, and red pepper together with a little olive oil in a stockpot until just tender, about 3 minutes or so. Then, I stir in my garlic and cumin and cook for another minute until the garlic and cumin become fragrant. For this soup, this little step helps to release the flavors of the cumin so that every single bite has just the right amount.

Next, I add in my black beans and the stock. For the stock, I recommend using a vegetable stock if you plan on making this a vegetarian or vegan meal or you can use chicken stock if you prefer. Either works perfectly and tastes delicious!

Red Pepper Mushroom Black Bean Soup Recipe - This quick and easy black bean soup recipe comes together in a snap for a vegetarian soup recipe that even meat lovers with adore! // addapinch.com

I then let my black bean soup simmer for about 10 minutes before serving.

So, all in all you’ve spent about 15 minutes cooking this soup and the prep just as easy – especially since you are either using black beans that you’ve cooked ahead of time and stored away in the refrigerator or a few cans of black beans, along with their juices.

 

Red Pepper Mushroom Black Bean Soup Recipe - This quick and easy black bean soup recipe comes together in a snap for a vegetarian soup recipe that even meat lovers with adore! // addapinch.com

For serving, I like to top my black bean soup with chopped fresh cilantro and some green onion. If you prefer to also include some dairy, you can top with shredded cheese and sour cream as well!

Red Pepper Mushroom Black Bean Soup Recipe - This quick and easy black bean soup recipe comes together in a snap for a vegetarian soup recipe that even meat lovers with adore! // addapinch.com

Here’s  my Red Pepper Mushroom Black Bean Soup Recipe. I hope you love it as much as we do!

Red Pepper Mushroom Black Bean Soup Recipe - This quick and easy black bean soup recipe comes together in a snap for a vegetarian soup recipe that even meat lovers with adore! // addapinch.com
Yield: 6

Red Pepper Mushroom Black Bean Soup Recipe

Total Time 20 minutes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Red Pepper Mushroom Black Bean Soup Recipe - This quick and easy black bean soup recipe comes together in a snap for a vegetarian soup recipe that even meat lovers with adore!
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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 (8-ounce) package mushrooms, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 medium onion chopped
  • 1 medium red pepper deseeded and diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3 1/2 cups cooked black beans or 3 15-ounce cans black beans, with juices
  • 4 cups (1 quart ) vegetable stock
  • Chopped fresh cilantro for garnish
  • Sliced green onion for garnish

Directions

  1. Drizzle the olive oil into a stockpot set over medium heat. Add the mushrooms, onion, and red pepper to the olive oil and saute until tender, about 3 minutes. Stir in the garlic and ground cumin and cook until just fragrant, about 1 more minutes.
  2. Add the black beans, along with their juices, and the vegetable or chicken stock to the soup. Simmer the soup until heated throughout, about 10 minutes.
  3. Serve immediately with chopped fresh cilantro and green onion for garnish.

Notes

For a non-vegetarian or vegan option, serve with cheese and/ or sour cream for garnish.

Chicken stock may be used in place of vegetable stock, if preferred.

Make-Ahead:
Prepare the soup and allow to cool completely. Store in airtight containers and refrigerate for up to 5 days or store in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts
Red Pepper Mushroom Black Bean Soup Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 173 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Sodium 629mg 26%
Potassium 417mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 28g 9%
Dietary Fiber 9g 36%
Sugars 2g
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 19.1%
Vitamin C 31.9%
Calcium 3.4%
Iron 13.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All images and text © Robyn Stone for Add a Pinch

 

Enjoy!
Robyn xo

Red Pepper Mushroom Black Bean Soup Recipe - This quick and easy black bean soup recipe comes together in a snap for a vegetarian soup recipe that even meat lovers with adore! // addapinch.com

10 comments on “Red Pepper Mushroom Black Bean Soup Recipe”

  1. Hi Robyn, sounds delicious! So if I used canned black beans, do I just throw the whole can in? Don’t rinse the beans? Also are vegetable and chicken stock the same as broth? Thank you!

    • Hi Kathy,
      Yes, if you are using canned beans, just pour the entire contents of the can in for the soup. And yes, you can use vegetable or chicken broth. I hope you enjoy it! xo

  2. Pinning the symphony ! Thank you so much for sharing !

  3. Hi Robyn,

    Love your recipes!

    I made this soup, following exactly, but it was not as thick as I had anticipated. I was pleased with the flavor, ingredients, and simplicity of the recipe, but even after mashing some of the beans, adding corn starch, and briefly using an immersion blender, the soup just did not thicken.

    Suggestions?

    Thank you!

    Christine

    • Hi Christine,
      I’m so sorry it wasn’t as thick as it should have been for you. Quick question, did you use canned beans with their juices or did you cook your beans from dried and use their juices?

      • Hi Robyn!

        I used canned beans with their juices. I actually just made the recipe again, because I did not realize you had replied and learned the hard way it was again too much liquid. It is so delicious, but I am really stumped and frustrated. Thank you! Christine

  4. I’m so happy you posted this recipe. I had all the ingredients so I made this soup today and it was yummy! Thanks!

  5. Made this last night! I only used 2 cups of broth and two cans of beans (as that is all I had) — left the other ingredients the same. Turned out delicious…and even the littlest dragon who “doesn’t like beans” ate all the mushrooms. Thanks for sharing such an easy and not spicy recipe!

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