Soups

Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup

Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup
Level
Easy
Prep
10 minutes
Cook
373 minutes
Servings
Makes 10 to 12 servings, about 1 cup per serving

The Secret Ingredient

Ingredients

Make It

Step 1

Fry bacon in a large skillet until crispy. Reserve 2 tablespoons drippings in skillet. Place bacon on paper towels to drain. Once cooled, chop and set aside.

Step 2

Add onion, bell pepper and garlic to drippings in skillet. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, for 3 to 4 minutes or until onions are translucent.

Step 3

Place water, beans, cooked vegetables, bacon, bouillon and bay leaf in 5- or 6-quart slow cooker. Stir well.

Step 4

Cook on high for 6 hours or low for 8 hours or until beans are tender.

Step 5

Once beans are tender, use a potato masher to mash some of the beans to thicken the soup to desired consistency.

Step 6

Serve topped with sour cream and chopped cilantro, if desired.