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Spicy Bean Soup

This spicy bean soup is perfect for filling up on a chilly day. Make it in a soup maker on a chunky or smooth setting using your favourite beans, or a combination of a few varieties.

It’s always a good idea to have a few tins of beans stored away in the cupboard. They come in handy for so many different dishes. Although I usually end up throwing mine in with a slow cooker recipe, they also taste great in a soup.

I spiced this recipe up with a few spices, cumin, coriander and chilli powder. Not too much – but enough to add a spicy edge.

You can also use a can of mixed beans that come in a prepared chilli sauce.

I have made this recipe in both a Morphy Richards (1.6L) and a Ninja Soup Maker (1.4L).

Simply add everything to the soup maker, add enough hot water up to the line and give everything a good stir. If you want a thick soup I recommend adding two tins (400g).

You can either make it on chunky or smooth. I have done it both ways – I think my favourite is chunky followed by a quick manual pulse/blend at the end to give it that in between consistency.

Server with tortilla crisps, grated cheese or some crusty bread. It is a deliciously filling soup with a hint of spice.

soup maker mixed bean chilli soup

Spicy Bean Soup

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Spicy bean soup is quick to make in a soup maker - make it on chunky or smooth - it tastes perfect with a large chunk of crusty bread dipped in!


  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 x tin 400g mixed beans
  • 1 x tin 400g chopped tomatoes or passata
  • 2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 vegetable stock cube/pot


  1. Optionally saute the onion and garlic.
  2. Add all the ingredients to the soup maker.
  3. Add hot water up to the line and stir to combine.
  4. Put the lid on and select the smooth or chunky setting, depending on your preferences.
  5. At the end of the soup making cycle you can optionally partially blend the soup to alter to consistency. Manually blend or pulse for a few seconds.
  6. Serve with grated cheese, tortilla crisps and a swirl of cream if desired.


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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 164Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 478mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 8gSugar: 7gProtein: 9g

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Glyn Seal

Sunday 5th of December 2021

Hello Liana

Chilli usually put me off any recipe (or any product containing it). I do not 'get' foods with a spice so dominate that you cannot taste anything else, and it takes several days of tooth brushing and mouthwash to get rid of the after taste.

However having great faith in you, I made this soup with just the tiniest pinch of chilli flakes. Tt worked well. Mouth Intact!

John Pearson

Saturday 28th of August 2021

I've only recently bought a soup maker, and I'm loving your recipes. Could a tin of chickpeas be added to this? Do you think it's worth it?

John Pearson

Sunday 29th of August 2021

@Liana Green, Thanks for that. It turned out that the tin in the cupboard was of cannellini beans, so I added them instead. I made the soup in my MR Total Control soup maker, selecting the medium texture. It was beautiful and thick, and very, very tasty. I might try adding a little more chilli powder next time, because I favour extra heat in most things.

Liana Green

Saturday 28th of August 2021

Hi John - you could add a tin of chickpeas, that sounds like a great idea! It will create a thicker soup though - let me know if you make it!

Sharon Chilvers

Monday 22nd of February 2021

Hi, Could I add Butter Beans to this soup too please? x Thank you

Liana Green

Monday 22nd of February 2021

Hi Sharon - yes you can add butter beans to this soup - let me know how it goes!

Rosemary Palmer

Saturday 20th of February 2021

Easy, easy, spicy bean soup, on the shelf ingredients, one of the tastiest soups I have made, ready on the table in 20 mins. Will be trying all your soups for sure.

Liana Green

Sunday 21st of February 2021

Thanks for your comment Rosemary! I'm really pleased you enjoyed it :)

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