Spicy tomato and bean soup recipe

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Looking for soup recipes, tomato soup recipes, bean soup recipes, healthy soup recipes, low fat soup recipes or spicy soup recipes? Add crushed chilli flakes and baked beans to a simple tomato soup for a filling main meal. Enjoy with fresh, crusty bread.

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  • healthy
  • Low-fat
  • Nut-free
  • Vegetarian
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Five A DayTwo
Cost RangeCheap

Spicy tomato and bean soup is the perfect mid-week meal or to take into work for lunch. It reheats really well and is filling because of the beans.

We recommend using baked beans for your spicy bean and tomato soup (who doesn't have a tin going spare in the cupboard?) and then adding crushed chilli flakes to the top for a little kick. Obviously these can be removed if you have little mouths eating too.

Enjoy with fresh, crusty bread preferably warm from the oven.


  • 415g can baked beans
  • 2tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, roughly chopped
  • 125g (4oz) celery stick, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2tsp dried mixed herbs
  • 1tsp dried crushed chilli
  • 400g (13oz) can chopped tomatoes
  • 600ml (1pt) vegetable stock

To serve:

  • 4tbsp soured cream
  • Toasted bread




  1. Heat the oil in a heavy-based pan. Add the onion, celery, garlic, mixed herbs and chilli and cook over a medium heat for 5 mins.
  2. Add the tomatoes, baked beans and stock to the pan. Bring to the boil, cover then simmer for 25 mins.
  3. Serve the soup in warm bowls, topped with a swirl of soured cream and accompanied with chunks of bread.
Jessica Dady
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Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 11 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies