Crockpot, Veggie-Packed Black Bean Soup

A few weeks ago a friend brought me some black bean soup to try. It was delicious and I immediately asked her for the recipe. Like most recipes, it was tweaked and she couldn’t quite recall everything that went into it, but gave me a good base to start from. Since then I’ve made 3 different batches and tweaked it myself to create a delicious, hearty soup that is a true set-it-and-forget-it crockpot recipe (my fav!).

crockpot black bean soup- 1

When I use crockpot recipes I am looking for one that can simmer all day. Not only does it make the house smell delicious, but to me, the point of using a slow cooker at all is that you don’t have to attend to it.

Using dried beans keeps the cost low, though you will need to soak them the night before.

crockpot black bean soup- soak black beans

In fact, you could do all the prep the night before and just turn it on before you leave for the day.

crockpot black bean soup- prep

In the morning, simply rinse the beans and add them to the crockpot with the rest of your ingredients.

crockpot black bean soup- toddler help

Turn it on low for 8 hours and high five yourself that dinner is taken care of!

crockpot black bean soup- after simmering

When you are ready to eat, simply use an immersion blender to make it as smooth as your taste buds prefer. Or use a regular blender and blend in batches. It’s a good idea to take out the center of the top and cover loosely with a paper towel to allow steam to escape.

crockpot black bean soup- blend

Then, top it with your favorites: avocado, scallions, red onions, sour cream, Greek yogurt, cilantro, hot sauce, etc.

crockpot black bean soup- 3

And dig in!

crockpot black bean soup- 2

 

5.0 from 1 reviews
Crockpot, Veggie-Packed Black Bean Soup
 
Author:
Recipe type: soup
Serves: 16 cups
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
 
This veggie-loaded, simple crockpot black bean soup is great for a hearty vegetarian dinner.
Ingredients
  • 1 lb dried black beans
  • 3 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 (15 oz) can of diced tomatoes
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2.5 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 Tbsp cumin
  • 2.5 Tbsp chili powder
  • 2 Tbsp paprika
  • 2.5 tsp salt
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp cayenne powder (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • Toppings: sour cream, cilantro, scallions, avocado, red onion, Greek yogurt
Instructions
  1. Soak black beans overnight.
  2. In the morning, prep all vegetables, rinse the black beans and add all ingredients except the lime juice to the crockpot.
  3. Set on low for 8 hours.
  4. When ready to eat, use immersion blender or regular blender to puree until desired consistency is achieved (you may want to leave it more chunky).
  5. Stir in lime juice, add salt and pepper to taste and serve with your favorite toppings and tortilla chips.

 

Share on Facebook0Tweet about this on Twitter0Pin on Pinterest100Google+1

Comments

  1. says

    This looks so delicious and very simple! I love that you can prep all of the food beforehand and after just a few minutes of dumping all of the ingredients in dinner is taken care of.

    I also love that it’s a vegan recipe. We have some friends that are vegan so this recipe will be saved for when they come over for dinner!

  2. Michelle G. says

    I am making this tomorrow (after I soak the black beans tonight). Oh, it looks amazing. Can’t wait to eat it with a big old dollop of sour cream on top. Do you drain the tomatoes or just put the whole can in, including juices? I’m going to assume it’s whole can, undrained..

    • Michelle G. says

      It just finished cooking and I blended and tasted it. Delicious! Seasoned just right. This is my new go-to recipe for black bean soup. I had been using one that used ham, but it could get really salty, depending on what type of ham I used.

  3. says

    Combine this with the food cravings you experience
    when on a restricted calorie diet, you’re on with fighting the difficult battle with the bulge that is lost more often than won. However, this suggests that the salon offers quality services that are worth waiting for
    and this is something you should maybe look for in a good London tanning salon. Kim Kardashian once compared herself to ‘tanning mom’ Patricia Krentcil on Twitter.
    In normal course it’s great for getting rid of
    dry skin. I started doing some research on the chemicals not only in artificial tanners but also in all the lotions, creams and body washes I’d been using for twenty-seven years.
    The original and most common type of fake tan, creams are easy to apply and tend to have a moisturising element
    too, however, some fake tanning creams can have an odd smell and can take a while to dry, and beginners to self-tanning
    may find it difficult to avoid streaks. Any small amounts of product
    that may have rubbed off on your clothing or sheets before your first shower are
    normal and do not affect your spray tan or stain your material.
    Since we want to make our guide for your non-traditional projects as
    comprehensive as possible, we’re also including some resources and templates that don’t fit as nicely in the categories
    above, but we think you will find them to be valuable.
    I was in the bathroom with one foot on the closed toilet lid slathering
    up a leg and watching in fascination as ominous clouds darkened
    the sky and a storm blew in. You need to evaluate both, before going ahead with your option.
    self tan mitt recently posted..self tan mittMy Profile

  4. says

    I see a lot of interesting articles on your website.
    You have to spend a lot of time writing, i know how to save you
    a lot of work, there is a tool that creates unique, google friendly articles in couple of seconds, just search in google – laranita’s free content source
    Lynne recently posted..LynneMy Profile

  5. says

    Article Source: more information on how to regrow your hair
    check out Total Hair Regrowth Review. Eventually this can cause
    hair thinning or patches of bald spots. Such devices as KTP, ERBIUM, Pulse DYE and Alexandrite have short
    length of laser light waves, and they are very effective for removing unwanted hair
    on a light colored skin.
    laser hair growth treatment facts recently posted..laser hair growth treatment factsMy Profile

Trackbacks

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Rate this recipe:  

CommentLuv badge