Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup Recipe – This delicious black bean soup is packed with flavor and made even easier with the slow cooker!
I’ve always loved a good black bean soup and this slow cooker recipe is an absolute favorite of mine! I love that I can toss all of the ingredients into the slow cooker in the morning, set the timer and have a hearty, delicious soup that is packed with flavor ready in the afternoons. It is one that I especially turn to on busier days!
With less than 10 ingredients, including the seasonings and the oil, it really doesn’t take that long to prep for the slow cooker either. But, I will share a trick. Many times, I go ahead and prepare all of the ingredients – chop the onion and jalapeno, measure out the spices, rinse my beans, etc, and place everything into the insert that fits into the slow cooker. Then, I just pop the lid on the insert portion (the crock), and place it into the refrigerator overnight.
The next morning, I just have to remove it from the refrigerator and pop it into the slow cooker, set the timer and go! I really does the morning so easy and I know that we’ll have the amazing soup ready and waiting on us for supper.
This black bean soup is also perfect for serving throughout the year for guests who are vegetarian and vegan since it does not contain meat or dairy and uses vegetable broth. But, those meat-lovers in the crowd definitely won’t be complaining! The black beans are so hearty that I’ve never had anyone miss the meat!
Once it has cooked all day, it is rich and ready for serving!
This black bean soup is a bit spicy with the red pepper flakes and the jalapeno. If you aren’t a fan of spicy soups or flavors, just omit these ingredients if you like or adjust to your preference.
I like to garnish with a few fresh green onion to not only add a pop of color but also a little fresh flavor to the soup as well. If you aren’t worried about the dairy, you can also serve with sour cream, shredded cheese to really take this soup over the top!
How to Freeze
Once cooked, allow to cool completely. Portion into freezer-safe container(s), label and freeze up to 3 months.
To serve, thaw in the refrigerator overnight, reheat and serve.
Here is my Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup Recipe. I hope you love it!
Spicy Black Bean Soup Recipe
- 1 pound dried black beans rinsed and drained
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 medium onion diced
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 medium jalapeno pepper deseeded and diced
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 2 16-ounce cans diced tomatoes
- 4 cups vegetable broth
- Add all of the ingredients to the slow cooker and set the timer for 8 hours on low. Check that the beans are tender and cook an additional 30 minutes until they reach the desired tenderness.