Time: 6 hours 10 minutes
Yield: 6 servings
Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup is like a culinary welcome mat: it greets you at the door with a warm and happy smell that promises a good time at dinner! All You need to do is prep it in the morning and by the time you come home you have a steaming savory soup perfect for sipping! Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup is perfect for customizing with whatever toppings tickle your fancy, so feel free to get creative!
Ingredients• 2 cloves garlic, minced • 1 yellow onion, diced • 2 ribs celery, diced • 2 carrots, grated • 1 pound black beans, rinsed • 1 cup salsa • 1 tablespoon chili powder • 1/2 tablespoons ground cumin • 1 teaspoon dried oregano • 4 cups vegetable broth • 2 cups water • toppings, optional, to taste, of your choice
Combine the garlic, onion, celery, carrots, black beans, salsa, chili powder, cumin, oregano, vegetable broth, and water in a 5-7 quart slow cooker, stirring well.
Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on high for 6-8 hours.
Once the beans are very soft, use an immersion blender to blend the soup until it is thick and creamy, leaving some beans whole if desired.
Taste for seasonings.