Friday, August 30, 2013

Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup with Five Peppers and Ham from Andrea Meyers

This delicious Black Bean Soup with Five Peppers and Ham can cook all day!

Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup with Five Peppers and Ham from Andrea's Recipes found on
 (Photo from Andrea's Recipes.)

(For Friday Favorites we spotlight past recipes that you may have missed, and this long-cooking black bean soup with ham is a perfect cook-all-day meal while the kids are in school.)

Busy evenings can be a dilemma for families who usually eat dinner together, but long-cooking soups like this Black Bean Soup with Five Peppers and Ham from Andrea Meyers can help everyone get fed.  The soup starts with black beans that are soaked overnight.  The next morning put the ham bone, soaked beans, peppers (5 kinds!), onions, tomatoes, chile powder, garlic and water in the slow cooker and let it cook away all day, as long as 9 or 10 hours if needed.  (You can skip the ham and use a rich vegetable stock for a vegan version if you prefer.)

Ingredients for this recipe:
  • Dry black beans
  • water
  • ham bone
  • red bell pepper
  • green bell pepper
  • Jalapeno chile pepper
  • Anaheim chile pepper
  • Chipotle chile pepper
  • red onion
  • tomatoes
  • chili powder
  • garlic
  • salt
  • pepper

Get the complete recipe for Black Bean Soup with Five Peppers and Ham from Andrea Meyers.

More Slow Cooker Recipes from This Blogger:
Boston Baked Beans from Andrea Meyers
Chicken Tagine with Chickpeas and Root Vegetables from Andrea Meyers
Cuban Style Black Beans and Rice from Andrea Meyers

More Ideas with Bean Soups in the Slow Cooker:
Anasazi Bean and Cabbage Soup from Kalyn's Kitchen
Chicken Tortilla Soup with Black Beans and Corn from Cookin' Canuck
Hearty Wintertime Black-Eyed Pea, Vegetable, and Sausage Soup from Simple Nourished Living
Lentil and Brown Rice Soup with Preserved Lemons and Garlic Sausage from The Perfect Pantry
Green Turkey Chili with Cannellini Beans and Corn from Worth the Whisk 



  1. I love soups like this! One hint, for those who don't eat ham (like me): use barbecue sauce to get some smoky flavor into your soup.

  2. Oooh, perfect timing on this one, Kalyn and Andrea, as I just picked up some black beans, have tomatoes and peppers that need to be used, and have several ham bones in the freezer to choose from. I'm soaking the beans now and will put this recipe in the slow cooker before I go to bed and let it cook while I'm sleeping tonight. It will be great for breakfast (and probably all my meals) tomorrow. Hubby is away and I find myself neglecting my meals, so this recipe is the perfect solution. :-) Thanks!


  3. Lydia, thanks for that tip. Such a good idea.

    Shirley, so glad this worked for you, enjoy!


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