Tasty Tuesday!

March 24, 2009 by Michelle

Every year during Lent, the church we go to does Souper Suppers where one group of the church brings in soup and salad on a Tuesday and we watch a short DVD, then talk about it over soup and salad. This is yet another of the things that I wasn’t told about when I joined the choir, but tonight is our Souper Supper (and don’t get me started with Maundy Thursday and the washing of the feet).

Since Little Miss is still pretty sick, I dug down in my recipes to find something that would require minimal effort to make today but still taste good. I had almost forgotten about my crockpot black bean soup.

This is one of my favorites, and it’s a really healthy and delicious version of the soup that fits my minimal work requirement quite nicely. Crockpot soups are a lifesaver!

Crockpot Black Bean Soup

1 lb dried black beans, soaked overnight (then rinsed and drained)
6 c chicken stock* (can use vegetable if vegetarian)
5 roma tomatoes, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 T chili powder
1 t cumin powder
3/4 t black pepper, ground
1/2 t hot sauce
1 t paprika (preferably smoky Hungarian)

Be sure black beans are rinsed and drained. Add all ingredients to crock pot. Stir to combine, then cook on high for 3 1/2 hours. Stir again then cook on low for another 2 1/2 hours. When completed, either use an immersion blender to puree or add to a blender in small batches (when hot, if you put too much in, the pressure will force the top off). I serve with a garnish of avocado slices.
Makes 10 1 cup servings

*Don’t use bouillion cubes. Invest in the yummy stuff. It makes a real difference.

For more yummy stuff, check out this week’s Tempt My Tummy Tuesday with Blessed With Grace!

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  • septembermom

    Can you believe that I don’t own a crockpot? I better run out and get one. I always come across good recipes using a crockpot. I think it would make my kitchen life a bit easier at times. Sounds like a yummy recipe.

  • Raevyn

    YUMMY! I love my crock pot, and the variety of stuff I can fix in it.

  • [email protected]

    Sounds wonderful. I am trying to cook more beans, these days. Cheap and healthy! Thanks for sharing your recipe and linking up to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.

  • Dreamer

    This is my kind of soup, put it in and forget about it. Come back and you have an amazing meal. Thanks for sharing, I can’t wait to try it!

  • Cookie

    I admire you for sticking to this every week. I feel bad that I can’t manage to avoid serving frozen dinners a few times a week. Of course they aren’t really frozen when I serve them, but you know what i mean.

  • Brenda

    I make black beans in the crock pot too and it always comes out delicious

  • Angie's Spot

    Crock pots rule! I’m trying to find a yummy chicken noodle soup crock pot recipe. The search continues!

  • Michelle

    septembermom – Blasphemer! I can’t believe you don’t own a crockpot. Go. Buy one. Now!

    Raevyn – Oh I’m so with you! It’s so nice to just fake making something in the am and then not have to worry about dinner later in the day.

    Lisa – They’re so good for you… and so cheap… and so tasty! I hope you enjoy it.

    Dreamer – Yep, those are my thoughts exactly. Enjoy!

    Cookie – Each week? Cookie, I cook pretty much every night. AND I work. 🙂 I actually enjoy doing this.

    Brenda – It really does. The slow cooking seems to really make them taste better.

    Angie – Good luck on the chicken noodle soup. They’re so fast and so easy that I just cook mine in a regular pot in about a half hour. If you did it in a crock pot, the noodles would fall apart! You can make the broth for it in a crock pot though 🙂

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