Easy Crock Pot Black Bean Soup

Do you want an easy crock pot meal?  This black bean soup is healthy and delicious and so easy.  You can make it mild to hot depending on your tastes.  I like mine a little spicy!  Top it with salsa, sliced avocado and chopped cilantro if you want to be fancy pants!  It’s good with cornbread or warm crusty whole grain bread or tortilla chips.  Just put all the ingredients in the crock pot and cook on high for 8 hours… you will have an awesome meal when you get home.

RECIPE: Serves 6

2 cups dry black beans

6 cups of water

1 150z can of diced tomatoes (fire roasted add extra flavor)

1 can of diced tomatoes and green chili peppers (I use medium Rotel and it is spicy!)

1 Tablespoon dried onion flakes

1 Teaspoon garlic powder

1 Teaspoon chili powder

1 Teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 Teaspoon chipotle powder

1 Teaspoon smoked paprika

Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 8 hours.  If the beans soak up too much of the liquid… be prepared to add a cup of water or vegetable broth before serving.  All beans and all crock pots are different.