Fiery Black Bean Soup for World Vegetarian Day and a Giveaway

Fiery Black Bean Soup

Happy World Vegetarian Day! This Fiery Black Bean Soup is a variation of the soup I made last year for my Annual Gothic Dinner Party. Black beans have shown up in it several times since the deep, dark color of them are perfect for a spooky theme.

I almost always whip up a last minute soup with something form the pantry and throw it into the slow cooker to get warm while I get in my costume. Last year I used refried beans as the base. This time I used Pacific Organic Refried Black Beans. They are already creamy and have some seasoning to build on for your soup.

Fiery Black Bean Soup with Pacific Refried Beans

Pacific Foods sent me some of their refried and baked beans. I love the fact that they aren’t in cans and are organic to boot. I always have a few in my pantry for impromptu quesadillas, soups or a nice bean dip for a crazy weeknight dinner.

They are giving away a 12 of their vegan products for World Vegetarian Day so make sure to enter at the bottom of this post. I’m using Rafflecopter for this giveaway so

Fiery Black Bean Soup

You can make this less spicy by leaving out the chipotle pepper or using a 1/2 teaspoon in place to the whole on on adobo. On the other hand if it’s not fiery enough for you add in an extra chipotle pepper.

Fiery Black Bean Soup
soy-free, gluten-free, no added oil
Makes 3 to 4 servings

  • 1 (15.5 oz can) black beans
  • 1 (13.6 oz container) Pacific Organice Refried Black Beans
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
  • 2 teaspoons green chilies
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/8 teaspoon jalapeño powder
  • zest and juice of 1/2 lime
  • chopped cilantro, for serving

Combine everything in a blender except for the lime and cilantro. You can heat it up on the stove-top over medium heat for about 15 minute or in your slow cooker on high for 2 to 3 hours.

Before serving stir in lime juice. Garnish with lime zest and cilantro.

Decorate it with a cashew cream spider web, or with pureed salsa “blood drips” to give it that special Halloween feel.

Click here to enter the Pacific Foods Giveaway



  1. Maybe this is Taco Tuesday talking, but I love refried beans in tacos!

  2. My favorite way is in nachos!

  3. I love refried beans in tacos!!

  4. I like to add refried beans to chili to act as a thickening agent. I especially love black beans, so these refried vegetarian black beans sound perfect for it, like a black bean and sweet potato chili!

  5. My favorite way to use any beans are in wraps. I’m a vegetarian and they are my staple source of protein.

  6. Terri Cole says:

    I like to use refried beans in vegan 7 layer dip.

  7. Jacqui Pappas says:

    I still love a classic burrito. But soups, layered enchilada casserole, etc. The possibilities are endless!

  8. That soup looks fantastic! My personal favorite way to use refried beans is in a gooey, creamy, delicious vegan quesadilla!

  9. I love refried beans scooped up with tortilla chips!

  10. I love refried bean and roasted/sautéed veggie sandwiches. So good!

  11. I love, love, love tosadas and deconstructed tostadas.

  12. I love refried beans on a taco salad, as a filling for tacos, or as a dip.

  13. Terri David says:

    I use refried beans mostly in burritos.

  14. Refried beans on taco salad is super delicious but not original. Thanks for this new use for refried beans!

  15. "doe mora says:

    refried beans mixed with garlic as a dip!

  16. Refried beans are for tacos! They’re the “glue” that helps keep everything from falling out. :)

  17. I like it as a dip with raw veggies.

  18. i actually hate refrieds!

  19. I love them in baked taquitos!

  20. Amanda T. says:

    I love using refried beans as a base for taco salads.

  21. In seven layer dip!

  22. As a side dish for rice or in a whole grain (or grain free), gluten free tortilla. Thanks for the giveaway!

  23. I like to use them in soup.

  24. Georgiana says:

    Love them in a burrito Mexican wrap! Yum!

  25. Meghan Finley says:

    Tacos are definitely my favorite place to use them

  26. I love using it in quesadilla. :)

  27. Patty Teruya says:

    I make a vegan Mexican layered dip with refried beans. Yummy!

  28. I use them as a dip or for making quesadilla’s!

  29. Gotta have refried beans in tacos! Thanks!

  30. I love to use them in making chalupas.

  31. Dyanne Spease says:

    I love to make burritos. Beans and whatever kind of meat you have on hand. Or just beans. I love beans and tortillas.

  32. I love making a quick pasta sauce of refried baked beans diluted with a little veggie broth and some added spices.

  33. Great giveaway, thanks. Have a wonderful week!

  34. Love refried beans in tacos!!

  35. Refried beans always goes with mexican food

  36. Sharon L. says:

    I’ve been looking for organic refried beans and had no idea Pacific made them so thanks for the info!! Can’t wait to try them!

  37. Refried Beans makes a great delicious topping for a Mexican Fiesta Chopped Salad too!

  38. I love refried beans in tacos!

  39. I most like refried beans in burritos. It’s a classic for a reason!

  40. In all honesty, I’m not a fan of refried beans. I like my beans as-is. Un-fried beans? ;)

  41. I love refried beans in a burrito bowl: brown rice, the beans, diced veggies, avocado, and lots of salsa (maybe a cheezy sauce!).

  42. Burritos!

  43. Vegan nachos with baked sweet potatoes or plantains as the chips!

  44. Is this giveaway open to overseas readers too?
    I live in Latvia where refried beans aren’t too popular, but I love simple red beans with some kind of salad (with avocado!) and good oil, preferably linseed.

  45. I like to make tacos or nachos w/ nutritional yeast cheese sauce

  46. I’m not terribly inventive; I just toss the refried beans in a bowl and top with chopped veggies and hot sauce! These are the summer months taking. It’s still hot here in L.A.!

  47. Burritos!

  48. I always eat refried beans inside a burrito or broiled in the oven on a corn tortilla. soo good! I love them so much sometimes I just eat a spoonful of it!

  49. Lydia Claire says:

    I love using them in a Taco Salad!

  50. I love refried beans in tostadas

  51. Raw tacos with romaine lettuce leaves and salsa, or on brown rice tortillas. I love pacific naturals soups! The condensed tomato is the best!

  52. I like them warmed up in a tortilla with Sambal Oelek (red chilli paste) and crushed peanuts!

  53. Refried beans on Mexican pizza…yumza!

  54. I like them in a wrap with some Spiced quinoa, avocado, and salsa.

  55. I like Pacific Pride. I enjoy their Almond Milk and recently I just tried their Hemp milk. The broths are great too. Your bean recipe looks yummy, I will have to try it.

  56. in a burrito with rice and sour cream and some sauteed bell peppers

  57. lisa pickeral says:

    loven’ the black beans :)

  58. Straight up on baked corn tortillas with some salsa and avocado. Yum!

  59. I love refried beans on tacos or taco salad – so filling and tasty!

  60. usually in tacos or enchiladas!


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