Recipe: Spicy Black Bean Soup

Slow Cooked Spicy Black Bean Soup (crock pot recipe)

serves 6


  • 1 pound dry black beans, soaked overnight ($1.18)
  • 4 teaspoons diced jalapeno peppers ($.07)
  • 6 cups chicken broth (we used some bouillon cubes we already had)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • Optional toppings: sour cream and shredded cheese ($2.50)
  • Additional things we added: (1) can of corn (drained), 1/2 onion (chopped), and (1) red pepper (chopped) ($2.50)

Total Cost of Recipe: $6.25

Ignore the cream corn in the picture. We DID NOT use that. We realized we grabbed the wrong can after we took the picture.

After you’ve soaked the black beans overnight, drain them and rinse.

Combine beans, jalapenos, chicken broth, and all spices in a slow cooker. If you want to add the corn, onions, and red pepper to the recipe, then also combine those with everything else.


Cook on High for 4 hours. Reduce heat to low and continue cooking for 2 hours, or until you’re ready to eat.

(Optional) Top with sour cream and shredded cheese & ENJOY!

This recipe is delicious and it’s certainly a cheap recipe that makes quite a bit of food.

Original recipe found at

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By , on Jan 17, 2012
Andy Tenton
Andy is a 30-something New Yorker who turned his financial life around. He took charge of his finances, got out of debt, and is now working his way toward financial success. He is the publisher of

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