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Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup Recipe

Updated on March 12, 2011

Are you a fan of black bean soup? If you enjoy this tasty soup, you're certainly not alone. It's a best seller on many restaurant menus and is also one of the most popular varieties of canned or prepackaged soup.

Black bean soup is a great choice for an appetizer or a complete meal, and it doesn't have to come from a restaurant or be purchased from the supermarket or your favorite gourmet market. This tasty, nutritious, and budget-friendly soup is actually quite easy to make, especially if you prepare it in a slow cooker.

Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup Recipe

When you use a slow cooker, preparing homemade black bean soup is not difficult at all, even for novice cooks. With a good recipe and a few simple ingredients, you won't have to spend hours in the kitchen to enjoy delicious black bean soup at home.

Black Bean Soup Ingredients

  • 2 cups of dried black beans
  • 6 cups of water
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 small carrots
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 4 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of oregano
  • ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper

Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup Cooking Instructions

Place the dried beans into a colander and rinse thoroughly. Place the beans into the slow cooker and add the six cups of water. Peel and dice the onion, scrape and dice the carrots, and slice the celery stalks. Add the vegetables to the beans and water. Add the spices, stir, and cover. Turn the slow cooker setting to low and allow to cook for ten hours without removing the lid. Remove the bay leaf prior to serving.

Variations

  • This soup will be fairly thick. If you prefer thinner black bean soup, add two additional cups of water during the first step.
  • If you prefer a meaty flavor and you have a ham bone, consider placing it in the slow cooker before you begin cooking the soup. If you don't have a ham bone, consider adding diced, cooked ham to the soup just before serving.
  • Vary the flavor of your black bean soup by adding one or more toppings prior to serving. Ladle a portion of the soup into a bowl and top with some combination of fresh sour cream, diced tomatoes, fresh cilantro, chopped fresh parsley, tortilla strips, chopped tropical fruit, or other tasty garnishments.
  • If you enjoy black beans and rice as a meal or side dish, you may want to consider adding a little cooked rice to your soup before serving.

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    reversecharles 

    7 years ago from Houston, Texas

    This sounds great!

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