Crock Pot Black Bean Soup (Serves 6)

Prep Time: 5 mins Cook Time: 8 mins

egg free

nut free

dairy free

gluten free

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 cups dried black beans, soaked overnight, rinsed and drained
  • 1 32oz chicken or vegetable stock, low sodium
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 cup water

Preparation

1. Heat oil in a sauté pan over medium heat and sauté onions for 4 minutes.

2. Add chopped garlic and sauté an additional minute.

3. Place the onion garlic mixture into the crock pot along with the rest of the ingredients and stir to combine.

4. Cook on low for 8-10 hours or high for 4-5 hours. 

5. Using either a hand blender or traditional blender, puree the ingredients to your desired texture (I like to get it so a few pieces of beans are still visible so the soup is thick and still has a bit of texture).

6. Top with a dollop of yogurt, sour cream, crème fraiche and/or cilantro.


Accompaniments

Yogurt, Sour Cream, Crème Fraiche