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Spicy Black Bean Soup in the Slow Cooker


Spicy Black Bean Soup

Since the weather is cooler I like to use my slow cooker more often. I decided to make a big pot of Black Bean Soup. I am a big fan of any kind of bean. I started buying dry beans in bulk a couple years ago. You can cook them up ahead of time and freeze them for later use. It’s cheaper and they are without  all the preservatives used in commercial canning. It’s simple to do. Here’s my post on how to cook dry beans. I like to do mine the quick method instead of over night.

I used this recipe I found here. I adapted to my liking and it turned out great!

You’ll need:

2 cups dry black beans cooked, or 2 – 15 ounce cans

6 cups chicken broth

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1 tablespoon chili powder

1 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/2 teaspoon ground pepper

1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

I had to melt my homemade  chicken broth first before I added it to the slow cooker.

Tyler is my new kitchen buddy on Tuesdays because Katie is in pre school. He loves standing on the chair. He’s a big boy now 🙂



Add your beans to the slow cooker. ( I used 1 1/2 cups black beans and 1/2 cup red beans because I ran out of the black beans).

Add your chicken broth and all your spices and mix.

Tyler likes to snack while he’s cooking, like his papal does.

He can’t believe I am letting him stand at the counter and play with my toys…lol!

Cover and cook on high for 4 hours. Reduce heat to low and cook for 2 more hours. You can serve this over pasta or rice. Add crackers. I added some ham and made it a meal. It’s spicy so you may want to cut back on the cayenne or hot pepper sauce in your recipe.

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22 thoughts on “Spicy Black Bean Soup in the Slow Cooker”

  1. Bigg Sis says:

    I LOVE the opportunity to use dried beans and my slow cooker at the same time. Such a time saver. Sounds delicious. Thanks!

  2. Terri Walker says:

    This looks yum! I will have to give it a try this fall. TFS. Terri

  3. Judy Haughton-James says:

    This looks so delicious Diane. I like your slow cooker. Tyler is real cute. Have a great Monday.

  4. Linda @ Axiom at Home says:

    This sounds really good – I can’t wait to give it a try.

  5. Alea says:

    Your soup sounds delicious! And you sure have a cute helper!

  6. Carrie @ My Favorite Finds says:

    Your assistant is too cute! I’ve seen that Panera has a black bean soup, but I’ve never tried it. Yours looks delicious. Thanks for sharing at Must Try Monday!

  7. Becca says:

    Looks good – and hot! Thanks for sharing at A Humble Bumble 🙂

  8. Kathy Moody says:

    This looks so delicious. I love using my slow cooker, and always looking for new recipes. You have the perfect helper, too! He is adorable. My son’s name is Tyler. Thanks so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. So happy to have you share this awesome recipe. 🙂

  9. Tammy/Our Neck of the Woods says:

    Yum! I recently made a slow cooker black bean soup and it didn’t turn out too well, but this recipe looks great. May have to give it another go!

  10. Tiffany/MyCrowdedKitchen says:

    Dropping by from Michelle’s Tasty Creations. We eat a lot of black beans. I can’t wait to try your soup. Your little helper is precious. 🙂 Have a great weekend!

  11. Mel S says:

    Looks good! I will have to try it!

  12. Katherines Corner says:

    Yum,This is going to be made at our house. Thank you for your bloggy friendship and for sharing your wonderful blog at Thursday Favorite Things xo

  13. HungryLittleGirl says:

    What a heartwarming dish!
    Thank you for linking up to Wednesday Extravaganza! Come back Sunday to vote and maybe claim the first spot on my Wall of Fame 🙂

  14. Judy @Savoring Today says:

    Bean soup is a staple around our house in the winter–black bean soup is always good! I love it that your little one is at the counter with you, so sweet. Thanks for sharing on Hearth & Soul Hop. 🙂

  15. Grandma Kc says:

    Definitely going to try this recipe! Grampy and I both love black beans and I will take your suggestion and add some ham. Mmmmm! Thank you for sharing!

  16. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Diane,
    Your kitchen helper is just precious and this Black Bean Soup looks awesome! Have a fabulous weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  17. K @ Claiming Our Space says:

    D loves spicy stuff and black beans so this would be right up his alley. Thanks for sharing on Tout it Tuesday! Hope to see you this week.

  18. kristy @ Gastronomical Sovereignty says:

    dried beans really are so much better than canned 🙂 fabulous recipe!

    thank you for sharing with us at the Wednesday Fresh Foods Blog Hop! i hope to see you again this week with more seasonal & real/fresh foods posts. xo, kristy

  19. Jessi @ Practically Functional says:

    Yum, sounds great! I love soups you can make in a slow cooker. Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

  20. Betsy @ Romance on a Dime says:

    Looks delicious!! Thanks for sharing this recipe at Romance on a dime!!

  21. Michelle says:

    Your helper is too cute! I love this soup. I am a huge soup eater at this time of year and can always use more recipes. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.

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