Crockpot, Veggie-Packed Black Bean Soup
Author: Brittany Dixon
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 8 hours
Total time: 8 hours 20 mins
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.
Recipe by A Healthy Slice of Life at http://www.ahealthysliceoflife.com/crockpot-veggie-packed-black-bean-soup/