Smoky Bean and Tomato Soup


I know it’s almost April and hot soup weather is on its way out of here, but we’ve been struck by a cold spell again this week.

All the snow we got yesterday has already melted, but it’s still windy and cold outside which means it’s the perfect time for one last batch of spicy and comforting soup!


I had a hard time deciding between regular tomato soup and a hearty bean soup, so this time, I just put everything together with some fun toppings and a lot of smoky flavors.

If you’re still having cold weather, you’ve still got a chance to make this! I know I won’t want this once our warm Spring weather comes back ; )

Smoky Bean and Tomato Soup

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 28 oz. crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp cumin
  • 1/2 Tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • Optional toppings: sliced radishes, cilantro, scallions, avocado, sour cream, cheese, etc.

Put large pot over medium heat.

Pour in oil and let it heat through 1-2 minutes.

Add diced onion to the pot. Let cook 3-4 minutes or until they’re starting to soften.

Add garlic to onions and stir. Let cook together 1-2 minutes until garlic is fragrant.

Stir tomato paste and seasonings into onions and garlic and let cook together 1-2 minutes.

Pour the tomatoes and beans into the pot and stir to combine.

Bring soup to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer 30 minutes.

Add toppings of choice and serve.


  1. We’ll be eating soup well into June here in the mountains, lol. That sounds delicious, and easy to make.

  2. YUM! Sounds so so good. I love soups with a little kick. And I can eat soup (strangely) all year round! I actually think a good summer chili is awesome! Hope it heats up for you

  3. I think a hearty soup is very much still on the menu. It’s cold here in DC! brrrr!

  4. Oh gosh I love smoked paprika! I use it so much and my supply is almost gone. Yikes! That soup looks so rich and thick, perfect for this last bit of winter that is hanging on.

  5. The soup sounds great! I love soups and like to eat them even when it’s warm… :)

    Hope you’ll get some spring weather soon!

  6. It certainly does not feel like hot soup weather is on the way out of here. If anything, with this recent cold snap it feels like we’re stuck with winter for awhile longer. Your soup looks like it makes it worth it though. I love the addition of the smoked paprika to add a little smokey flavor to the soup.

  7. This sounds wonderful. I’m always looking for new vegetarian soup recipes – thanks, friend! :)

  8. There is no such thing as wrong weather for soup, my friend, especially not with a killer avocado garnish!

  9. i’ve had soup for the past two days and have more in my lunch today too! this cold weather is re-newing my interest in soup! this one looks delicious!

  10. Mmmm……this sounds great! We love soup with a little kick in our house! Yum!

  11. Ah, this looks amazing!!!

  12. We’re actually planning on a couple different soups this week! It’s just too cold for anything else! This bean and tomato soup sounds fantastic!

  13. I am such a soup whore, I can eat it all through the year – putting this one on my list to make Brandi – I love how thick it looks! :D

    • Ha, I love it ;) Yeah, it turned out much thicker than I thought it would, but it was awesome and very hearty.

  14. This sounds just perfect! We’re still getting hit hard with rain so comforting soups are welcomed by me!

  15. Mmm…that looks amazing! Smoked paprika is the BEST!

    • Yup, we’re pretty much addicted to it :) It’s especially good with hummus and some olive oil. Yowza.

  16. I bet your soup was great topped with avocado. I’ll have to try that! Call me crazy, but I still eat soup when the weather is warm.

  17. I love soups like this that you can make with pantry items. I need to pick up some smoked paprika. Strangely, I’ve never tried it. I’m pretty sure I would love it since I generally find “smoky” flavored things incredible.

  18. will making this mean warm weather will come? i’m ready to give anything a shot :)

  19. Looks great! It’s been cold here too and I could use a cup of soup tonight!

  20. Mmm, that looks like the perfect trick for the rainy cold that’s coming!

  21. I would love this soup! It sounds amazing! (Beautiful pictures too!)

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