Black Bean Tortilla Soup

Tortilla soupI usually lean more in favor of creamy soups. It doesn't have to actually have cream in it. It could be completely vegan, I just like a smooth soup. But every now and I again I do love a good black bean soup. It's sort of like a cozy burrito. (Wait, is that weird? Forget I said anything.) This soup is certainly cozy and a fantastic quick dinner idea. Bonus: it's vegan and manages to be pretty healthy while still very flavorful.Vegan tortilla soupBlack Bean Tortilla Soup, makes 2 servings

Needed: 3-4 tablespoons olive oil, 1/3 yellow onion, 1 red bell pepper, 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, 1/4 teaspoon cumin, salt + pepper, 1 1/2 cups veggie stock, 1 can black beans, homemade tortilla strips, avocado and cilantro to serve.

In a pot heat the olive oil over medium heat. Finely chop the onion and bell pepper, saute in the oil. Season with cumin, salt + pepper. Once the onions have softened add in the chopped chipotle peppers. If you like a lot of spice, add a teaspoon or two of the adobo sauce too. Now add in the stock and rinsed beans and continue to cook until warmed through.Homemade tortilla stripsTo make homemade tortilla strips all you need are corn tortillas and oil! Thinly slice your corn tortillas and then pan fry in 1/4 inch oil until crispy. Serve with soup along with a few slices of avocado and some chopped cilantro. Enjoy! xo. Emma

  • That sounds really yummy! I’ve always wondered about tortilla strips. Easy!

  • Yummy! those homemade tortilla chips look great!


  • This recipe might tempt me to try Abodo sauce again. I once added a whole can of it to a batch of chili, and I think I was scarred for life! That stuff is HOT!

  • I fancy myself a soup aficionado, and black bean soup is real high up on my favorites list. I’m also a soft core vegetarian so this is great because it’s thick and creamy without adding meat or cream! I love this recipe, will have to try it 🙂

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  • Mmm, this looks delicious. My boyfriend’s making the transition to vegan at the moment, and i’m sure he’d be very glad of this recipe! xx

  • This looks delicious! I’ve never really had blackbeard but found some dried in a health food shop the other day so I’d love to try this one out.

  • It sounds delicious and warm and inviting. And perfect for my vegan diet.

  • I really dislike beans… But, I tried this soup and it was amazing, so nice! Thank you!


  • Yup. Made this for dinner and both my Fiance and I loved it. I added extra cumin, a dash of cinnamon,and topped the finished dish with a big lump of sour cream. I’ll be making this again soon!

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  • It’s really easy to make creamy vegan soup with coconut cream. Or light coconut milk for a healthier option. I’m really shocked at how well whipped coconut works on cappuccino or dessert.

  • Mjummie, that looks delicious! I’m definitely going to try this once 🙂

    xoxo, Femke

  • Your soup looks perfect! It’s a little like the Chilli Con (or Sin) Carne my boyfriend and I make.

  • I love when you feature recipes that I can easily whip up in Korea! <3 Totally making this one, this weekend! x

  • I’ve never been more excited to try a recipe off your blog- ever. I love black bean soup and I’ve tried to make it a few times but the recipes never came out tasting like what I expected from my favorite soup. but i trust you so i know this one will be delicious!

  • ooh — I LOVE black bean soup– I’ve never added chipotle in adobe sauce, it sounds delicious and I am definitely going to try this… I am salivating as I type hahaha

  • This looks delicious. I never really venture beyond chicken or vegetable soups. I need to try this one!

  • I was thinking about black bean soup today and, poof, there it is, the perfect recipe. Looks muy delicioso!

  • Oh this looks absolutely delicious! I love that you add the chipotle peppers, i think they add a great flavor!

  • I get black bean soup all the time at Panera and this looks 10x more delicious! YUM


  • Yummy! The perfect comfort food for a chilly night.

  • Looks sooo delicious!

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  • looks great emma! i’ve been wanting to prepare black bean soup also. and burritos are there own food group for my husband and i 🙂 we have vegetarian burrito night every week! it’s very necessary! love all your recipes!xo

  • That soup looks so good! How did you you put the pin it button there?

  • Yay for vegan soups! That’s the way I roll. 🙂

    I love love love, black bean soup!

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  • This looks delicious! It reminds me of a soup I used to always eat growing up and could never find something to measure up. Thanks for sharing, I’ll be sure to try!

  • Love this! I want to make some right now!! Yummy

  • Love this!

    Also, I’m sure you guys have thought of this already, BUT I would love some Thanksgiving recipes ala A Beautiful Mess. This is my first time hosting Thanksgiving, and I’m dying for inspiration!

  • YUM! Such a great fall meal!

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  • Mmmmm yam, look delicious! I’m a soup person and this one would definitely make my day warmer:)

  • That looks so cozy and inviting. I wish it were cool already here in LA. Would you believe me if I said it was in the 90’s back-to-back. Xo Inna

  • OOOoooooo….going to try this!!!

  • Looks great. I newer try to do homemade tortilla strips..But I would like. Great and yummy. Have a nice day.

  • I am definitely going to be trying this recipe! Anything that can be eaten with avocado gets me 🙂

  • Mmmmmm. Looks soooo good!
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  • mary- totally! the chipotle peppers are the spicy element, so feel free to use anything you like to spice up your soup. 🙂

  • I love all kinds of soups! But tortilla soup is on the top of the tops. Especially when its smothered with cheese.


  • I love your soup posts…they remind me that I am not the only chilly weather soup addict in this world. 🙂

  • Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce = ? Are their alternatives or any substitutes to this product? Unk to my eyes here in MN. Think I could use a good old pepper from the garden & add some hot sauce? Love, mwr

  • I’m so excited about this recipe! This is my first week attempting a vegan diet, and this looks delicious!! Thanks for sharing, can’t wait to try it!

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  • I’m not usually a fan of things with any sort of “Mexican Style” beans included in the recipe, but this looks delicious!

  • Mmmmm, I have some black beans already cooked and frozen in the freezer. I see this soup happening in my very near future. 🙂

  • Oh wow, that looks so amazing! I cant wait to make it this weekend. I love cozy meals!

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