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Black Bean Corn Chowder

This black bean corn chowder recipe is perfect for cold weather. If you’re looking for an easy soup or chowder recipe with bacon, this is the one! Also, it is a great way to use up leftover corn cobs. 

two bowls of black bean corn chowder and a loaf of bread

When I started blogging, I posted about a trillion recipes with black beans. Exaggeration? Yes… but I posted A LOT of black bean recipes and didn’t feel a pinch of guilt about it.

My love of black beans has been well documented here.

One time, I went out to dinner with a group of friends to a Cuban restaurant. I ordered chiles rellenos with 2 sides of black beans and a bowl of black bean soup. My chiles got packed to go but I ate all of my black beans… and everyone else’s sides of black beans too. I’m obsessed.

I recognized my problem so didn’t let myself post a black bean recipe in June or July. August is halfway over… so it’s time for a new recipe with black beans.

Black Bean Corn Chowder

I was randomly looking for a recipe for corn chowder and decided that not only could I make my own, but I could make the best corn chowder recipe with black beans.

Once you get all of your ingredients chopped or diced, this recipe is very easy.

You can use frozen corn if you are making this corn chowder recipe in the middle of winter or you can shuck some fresh corn if you are making it in August or September. This black bean corn chowder is also a great way to use up an ear or two of leftover grilled corn.

Looking for more soup recipes? Check out these fall soup recipes!

black bean chowder on a spoon

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black bean soup and bread

Black Bean Corn Chowder

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

This black bean corn chowder recipe is perfect for cold weather. If you're looking for an easy soup or chowder recipe with bacon, this is the one! Also, it is a great way to use up leftover corn cobs. 

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup diced bacon
  • 1/2 cup diced yellow onion
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups diced potato
  • 2 cups black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • 1/2 cup diced red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large soup pot, cook the bacon over medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Then add the onion and cook until the onions are translucent and the bacon is crispy.
  2. Add the chicken broth, potatoes, black beans, corn and diced red pepper. Cook for 10 minutes over medium high heat. Stir.
  3. Reduce heat to medium and add the crushed red pepper. Then add the heavy cream. Cook for 10 minutes, or until the chowder is back to eating temperature. Season with salt and pepper.

Looking for more corn recipes?

Try my roasted cream corn with bacon

Roasted Cream Corn with Bacon | Honey and Birch

my grilled corn soup recipe

Grilled Corn Soup | Honey and Birch

or this recipe for sweet corn yellow tomato soup!

This sweet corn yellow tomato soup is a taste of pure summer and straight out of Heather Christo's book Pure Delicious. Top it with a dash of cilantro sauce and you're day will be made! | honeyandbirch.com

Looking for more black bean recipes?

Try my 3-ingredient black bean soup!

3 Ingredient Black Bean Soup | honeyandbirch.com #easy
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Lori

Tuesday 21st of July 2020

Your black bean and corn chowder looks very tasty. I’ll be giving that one a try real soon!

Susan Dubose

Thursday 28th of May 2020

So delicious and very easy and quick. Fresh corn gives nice crunch and flavor of chipotle chili 🌶 is out standing.😋😋😋😋😋

Patrick

Tuesday 17th of March 2020

Great flavors. Added a bit of rotisserie chicken but it didn't need it. Once the pot was clean (and no leftovers because the kids loved it) I was ready to make it again!

Callie

Monday 24th of February 2020

So delicious and very easy and quick. Fresh corn gives nice crunch and flavor of chipotle chili 🌶 is out standing.😋😋😋😋😋

Quinn Caudill

Tuesday 16th of August 2016

Soup sounds delicious and your pics are great. I find it hard to get great pics of soups. Thanks for sharing with us at Throwback Thursday. Pinned and shared.

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