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Smoky Sweet Potato and Black Bean Soup

A smokey sweet potato black bean soup is the perfect comfort soup for a fall or winter meal.


Any dish where the name starts with smokey black bean, I’m on board! Incorporating black beans is a great budget-friendly way of adding more protein into your diet. Soup is one of my favorite meals. Chunky or blended, it doesn’t matter! I can eat soup every day and all year long, but my favorite time is during the cooler months. A bowl of warm soup is just so comforting and cozy.

Fall season is when the kids come home with homework, the house is filled with friends and family, and there are so many events and people to cook for. This soup easily fills you up not only as a main dish, but also with benefits!

Black beans, as previously mentioned, are a great source of protein. They support digestion and the fiber in the beans helps to lower cholesterol in the blood. Heart-healthy and hearty, this soup does it all!


This Smokey Sweet Potato and Black Bean Soup is packed with these delicious flavors:

Sweet potatoes support your vision and immune system.

Black beans are loaded with fiber and protein. You can learn all about their nutritional benefits here.

Yellow onion supports heart health and helps to reduce blood pressure.

Garlic is rich in antioxidants and can lower cholesterol.

Fire-roasted tomatoes are rich in lycopene and support skin health.

Spinach can help prevent cancer and gives you calcium.

Cilantro is rich in vitamins A and C, as well as folate.

Along with those ingredients, you will need paprika, cumin, coriander, salt, pepper, avocado (or olive) oil, and chicken or vegetable broth.


Check out these comfort food soup recipes:

This Green Herb Soup with Sorrel is a classic soup from my childhood. I love to make it every summer!

Learn how to make a Homemade Comfort Pea Soup with Croutons! It has loads of nutrition. 


Smoky Sweet Potato and Black Bean Soup

A smokey sweet potato black bean soup is the perfect comfort soup for a fall or winter meal.
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Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American, Soup
Allergy: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Nut Free, Vegetarian
Total Time: 45 minutes
Calories: 312kcal



  • 2 Tbsp avocado oil, or olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 medium-sized sweet potatoes, peeled & cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 can fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 dash black pepper
  • 2 cans black beans, strained & rinsed
  • 5 cups chicken broth, or vegetable broth
  • 2 cups spinach leaves, chopped
  • 1 cup cilantro, chopped


  • In a large soup pot, heat the oil on medium heat and add the chopped onion and a pinch of salt. Cook onion until it starts to caramelize about 5-7 minutes stirring occasionally then add the garlic and stir in for 1 minute.
    2 Tbsp avocado oil,, 1 medium yellow onion,, 1 tsp salt, 3 cloves garlic,
  • Stir in cubed sweet potatoes, smoked paprika, cumin, fire roasted tomatoes, salt and pepper and strained black beans.
    2 medium-sized sweet potatoes,, 2 tsp smoked paprika powder, 1 tsp cumin powder, 1 can fire roasted tomatoes, 1 tsp salt, 1 dash black pepper, 2 cans black beans,
  • Add broth and bring to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer. Allow soup to simmer for 15-20 minutes or until sweet potatoes are soft.
    5 cups chicken broth,
  • Turn off heat and stir in 1 cup of chopped cilantro and 2 cups of chopped greens.
    2 cups spinach leaves,, 1 cup cilantro,
  • Allow to sit until greens are wilted, then serve topped with the extra chopped cilantro and a dollop of sour cream (optional).


Calories: 312kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 1528mg | Potassium: 856mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 14906IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 119mg | Iron: 4mg
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