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Spicy chili bean soup is a flavorful and hearty dish that is relatively easy to make. Here’s a simple recipe along with step-by-step instructions 

ingredients: Spicy chili bean soup


– 1 cup dried black beans, soaked overnight

– 1 cup kidney beans, soaked overnight

– 1 onion, finely chopped

– 3 cloves garlic, minced

– 1 bell pepper, diced

– 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes

– 1 cup corn kernels (fresh or frozen)

– 1 jalapeño pepper, finely chopped (adjust according to spice preference)

– 1 teaspoon ground cumin

– 1 teaspoon chili powder

– 1/2 teaspoon paprika

– Salt and black pepper to taste

– 6 cups vegetable broth

– 2 tablespoons olive oil

– Fresh cilantro, chopped (for garnish)

– Sour cream or shredded cheese (optional, for serving)


Instructions: Spicy chili bean soup


  1. Soak the Beans:

   – Rinse the black beans and kidney beans under cold water.

   – Place them in separate bowls, cover them with water, and let them soak overnight. Rinse them again before using.


  1. Prepare Vegetables:

   – Chop the onion, garlic, bell pepper, and jalapeño pepper.

   – Dice the tomatoes and gather the corn kernels.


  1. Cook Beans:

   – In a large pot, combine the soaked and rinsed black beans, kidney beans, and vegetable broth.

   – Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer. Cook for about 1-1.5 hours or until beans are tender.


  1. Saute Aromatics:

   – In a separate pan, heat olive oil over medium heat.

   – Add chopped onion, garlic, and jalapeño pepper. Saute until onions are translucent.


  1. Add Spices:

   – Stir in ground cumin, chili powder, paprika, salt, and black pepper. Cook for an additional 2 minutes.


  1. Combine Ingredients:

   – Add the sautéed aromatics to the pot with the cooked beans.

   – Include diced tomatoes, bell pepper, and corn kernels.


  1. Simmer:

   – Let the soup simmer for an additional 20-30 minutes to allow flavors to meld together.


  1. Adjust Seasoning:

   – Taste the soup and adjust salt and pepper as needed. Add more spice if desired.


  1. Serve:

   – Ladle the spicy chili bean soup into bowls.

   – Garnish with fresh cilantro and, if desired, a dollop of sour cream or shredded cheese.


  1. Enjoy:

    – Serve the soup hot and enjoy it with your favorite crusty bread or tortilla chips.

This Spicy Chili Bean Soup is not only delicious but also customizable based on your preferences.

Feel free to add more vegetables, adjust the spice level, or experiment with toppings. Enjoy your homemade spicy chili bean soup!

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