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Bowl of Smoky Navy Bean Soup with Spoon in it.
Smoky Navy Bean Soup
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
55 mins

This scrumptious navy bean soup is packed with veggies and smoky flavor! Easy, delicious, and hearty enough to make a meal of!

Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 299 kcal
Author: Alissa Saenz
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 medium carrots, diced
  • 2 medium celery stalks, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 3 (14 ounce or 400 gram) cans navy beans, drained and lightly rinsed
  • 1 medium russet potato, scrubbed and cut into ½ to ¾ inch pieces
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Coat the bottom of a large pot with the oil and place it over medium heat.

  2. When the oil is hot, add the onion, carrots, and celery. Sweat the veggies, stirring them frequently, until they begin to soften, about 5 minutes.

  3. Stir in the garlic, paprika, and cumin. Sauté everything for about 1 minute, stirring constantly, until the mixture becomes very fragrant.

  4. Stir in the broth, beans, and potato. Raise the heat and bring the liquid to a boil.

  5. Lower the the heat and allow the soup to simmer, uncovered, for about 30 minutes*, stirring occasionally, until the beans and potato are very soft. You can add a bit of extra broth or water if the soup becomes too thick while simmering.

  6. Remove the pot from heat and stir in the vinegar. Season the soup with salt and pepper to taste.

  7. Ladle into bowls and serve.

Recipe Notes

*You can simmer your soup more briefly if you prefer it brothier, or longer if you'd like it to be creamier.

Nutrition Facts
Smoky Navy Bean Soup
Amount Per Serving (1.5 cups (⅙ of recipe))
Calories 299 Calories from Fat 32
% Daily Value*
Fat 3.5g5%
Saturated Fat 0.5g3%
Sodium 781mg33%
Potassium 888mg25%
Carbohydrates 50.7g17%
Fiber 18g72%
Sugar 5.5g6%
Protein 13.9g28%
Calcium 132mg13%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.