Friday, August 30, 2013

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

Black Bean Soup with Five Peppers and Ham
A tasty black bean soup with five types of peppers; add ham or make the vegan version.  (Photo from Andrea Meyers.)

(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.)

I hope you enjoy trying this from-scratch slow cooker recipe! Use this link to get the recipe for Black Bean Soup with Five Peppers and Ham from Andrea Meyers.

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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 

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Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

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.

gfe--gluten free easily said...

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!


Kalyn Denny said...

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

Shirley, so glad this worked for you, enjoy!

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