Make-Ahead Chorizo Black Bean Soup

Set aside time on Sunday to prep, portion, and pack this soup in the fridge or freezer. All you have to is pour in the broth and cook for a quick and delicious dinner.

Make-Ahead Chorizo Black Bean Soup
Photo: Jacob Fox
Prep Time:
25 mins
Heat Time:
10 mins
Active Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
17 cups soup (two 8 1/2-cup batches)


  • 14 - 16 ounce uncooked chorizo sausage, casings removed if present

  • 2 fresh poblano chile peppers, seeded and chopped*

  • 2 cup chopped onions

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • 2 15 ounce cans black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 2 14.5 ounce cans fire-roasted diced tomatoes, undrained

  • 1 15 ounce can hominy, drained

  • 8 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. In a 5- to 6-qt. Dutch oven cook sausage, poblano peppers, onions, and garlic over medium heat until sausage is browned. Drain off fat. Stir in cumin, salt, and black pepper; cook and stir 1 minute more. Remove from heat. Stir in beans, tomatoes, and hominy.

  2. Divide sausage mixture between two freezer containers or bags. Label and freeze up to 3 months.

  3. To serve, thaw one container of sausage mixture in refrigerator overnight. Transfer to a 5- to 6-qt. Dutch oven. Add 4 cups of the broth. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer 5 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally. Stir in 1/4 cup of the cilantro.


Chile peppers contain oils that can irritate your skin and eyes. Wear plastic or rubber gloves when working with them.

Slow Cooker

Thaw one container of sausage mixture as directed. Transfer to a 3 1/2- or 4-qt. slow cooker. Stir in 4 cups of the broth. Cover and cook on low 4 to 5 hours or high 2 to 2 1/2 hours. Stir in 1/4 cup of the cilantro.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

164 Calories
7g Fat
15g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 164
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 863mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 47mg 235%
Calcium 46mg 4%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 402mg 9%
Folate, total 10.7mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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