Smoky Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup

Smoky Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup

Smoky Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. dry black beans presoaked and drained
  • 1 red or green bell pepper seeded and diced
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 2 stalks celery plus the leaves finely chopped
  • 2 carrots diced
  • 2 slices thick-cut bacon cut into small pieces
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Cotija cheese sliced avocado, sour cream, chopped red or green onions, hot sauce, or other fixings for serving (optional)

Instructions

  • Stir together all ingredients besides cilantro to your slow cooker.
  • Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours, or until beans are tender.
  • Use a potato masher to mash the beans in the soup to thicken to desired consistency.
  • Stir in cilantro.
  • Serve with optional fixings.