. Fall Soup Ideas: Hearty Black Bean and Roasted Corn Soup Seriously Soupy

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Fall Soup Ideas: Hearty Black Bean and Roasted Corn Soup

Hearty Black Bean and Roasted Corn Soup - Seriously Soupy
A classic soup recipe, black bean soup has always been one of my favorite comfort soups. I featured a black bean soup on the site on the early days of Soupy (or the earlier days), but I recently went to a Mexican-themed pot luck and thought that this type of soup would be perfect for the party. Plus, I really wanted to update the recipe and vary it a bit from how I originally made it as well as update the picture (major learning stages in those days). For this recipe, I added an U.C.P  - unidentified chili pepper that a farmer from my farmers market passed on to me, some sweet potatoes, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, and lime. I also roasted the corn, red peppers, and carrots to create a sweet/semi-spicy fall soup. I hope you enjoy this one - it was very easy and can be varied using whatever fall vegetables you like. It can also be topped with avocados, corn, red peppers, sour cream, or cheese. Enjoy!
Dry black beans after soaking

Hearty Black Bean and Roasted Corn Soup
8 cups of water,  approx. 3 cups for soaking black beans
3 cups of dry black beans, soaked for 4-5 hours (or 2 cups of canned black beans)
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 red pepper, chopped 
1 lime, cut open and squeezed into the soup
4 ears of corn, shucked
2-3 carrots, chopped
1 sweet potato, peeled and chopped
1/2 yellow onion, chopped
6 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tablespoons of cayenne pepper, approx.
1 chile pepper
1 tablespoon of cinnamon, approx.
salt and pepper to taste

Cheddar cheese
Dollop of sour cream
Red Pepper
Tortilla chips
The unidentified pepper
Fresh lime for the soup

Roasted corn, red peppers and corn for soup

Soak dry black beans in a bowl for 4-5 hours. When ready to cook, add 3-4 cups of water to a pot, along with a drizzle of olive oil. Chop up the onion and garlic and add to the pot, along with the black beans. Keep on a low flame and cover. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Chop the carrots and red peppers and add them to a baking pan or sheet of aluminium foil, along with the four ears of corn. Drizzle with olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper and cinnamon and let cook in the oven for 30 minutes. While the soup is cooking, peel and cut up the sweet potatoes and add them to the pot - stirring periodically. When the corn, turns a golden color turn off the stove and let cool. Cut up the corn and add the carrots and peppers to the soup pot. Add the lime, cinnamon, chile pepper, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper and let cook for another hour or so. You may need more water at this point. Turn off flame and taste. Add toppings (see choices above) and enjoy!

How do you make your black bean soup?
Seriously Soupy Serena

P.S. Don't forget to enter the fall soup contest by October, 12th to win a copy of "Everyday Food."


  1. Just found your blog from Bloggy Moms. Can't wait to read more. I'm a soup lover and this is the perfect season for soups!

  2. I am home sick with cold and will kill for a bowl of this soup :(

  3. Hi Lois,

    Great to meet you. What is your favorite soup?

    Hi Suchitra,

    Hope you feel better soon - lots of rest and soup!