Black Bean Fiesta Soup

This soup is so heart and satisfying. I love to make big batches of it for my friends and family.

Black Bean Fiesta Soup

This soup is crammed full of delicious ingredients. It's filling and flavorful.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Cuban
Keyword: black beans, black eyed peas, chamomile, Cherry Tomatoes, crushed red pepper, cumin, garlic, Green onions, hearty soup, jalapeños, meal in a bowl, olive oil, poblano
Servings: 8
Calories: 128kcal


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 16 oz bag frozen corn
  • 3 15 oz cans black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 15 oz can black eyed peas rinsed and drained
  • 2 granny smith apples peeled, cored and diced
  • 1 yellow pepper rinsed, seeded and diced
  • 1 red pepper rinsed, seeded and diced
  • 1 poblano pepper rinsed, seeded and diced
  • 2 jalapeños rinsed, seeded and diced
  • 2 cups cooked ham
  • 1 32 oz box chicken broth
  • 1 yellow onion small / peeled and finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic peed and finely chopped
  • 2 stalks celery rinsed and diced
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp thyme
  • 1 15 oz can crushed tomatoes


  • 2 tsp chipotle powder if you want extra heat


  • In the bottom of a heavy pot, heat olive oil. Add celery, onion, garlic, and all peppers and lower heat to medium.  Cook for five minutes- stirring occasionally.  Cover with a lid, lower heat to low and cook another 5 minutes
  • Add black beans and black eyed peas.  Smush the tomatoes into the pot and add the juice from the can. 
  • Add full box of chicken broth, salt, pepper, chipotle powder, oregano, thyme, apples and 1/2 the bag of corn
  • Cook over low/medium heat for 20 minutes until simmering
  • Puree 3/4 of the soup in the blender and add back to the pot.  Add the remaining can of black beans, the remaining corn and the ham
  • Cook over medium heat until simmering (about another ten minutes)
  • Serve with a dollop of sour cream


Calories: 128kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 1219mg | Potassium: 337mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 928IU | Vitamin C: 86mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg
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