Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup for Two

from The Complete Cooking for Two Cookbook.
Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup for Two
Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup for Two

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    onion, chopped fine

  • 1

    Tbls. vegetable oil

  • 3

    garlic cloves, minced

  • 2

    tsp. chili power

  • 1 1/2

    cups chicken broth, plus extra as needed

  • 1

    cup water

  • 3/4

    cup dried black beans, picked over and rinsed

  • 3

    slices bacon

  • 1

    celery rib, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

  • 1

    carrot, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces

  • salt and pepper

  • 1

    Tbls. mince fresh cilantro

Directions

1. Lightly spray inside of slow cooker with vegetable oil spray. 2. Microwave onion, oil, garlic, and chili powder in bowl, stirring occasionally, until onion is softened, about 5 minutes; transferred to prepared slow cooker. 3. Stir in broth, water, beans, bacon, celery, carrot, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. pepper. 4. cover and cook until beans are tender, 6-7 hours on low or 4-5 hours on high. 5. Discard bacon. 6. Transfer 1/2 cup of mean mixture to bowl and mash with potato masher until mostly smooth. 7. Stir mashed beans mixture into soup and let sit until heated through, about 5 minutes. 8. Adjust soup consistency with extra broth as needed. Stir in Cilantro and season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve.

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