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Soups

Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup

EL MEJOR NIDO
Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup
Level
Easy
Prep 
10 min
Cook 
6 hr 13 min
Servings
Makes 10 to 12 servings, about 1 cup per serving
Key Ingredients

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.

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