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As you know, I love soup! I am also always looking for meals with lots of protein since I'm a vegetarian & this black bean soup was just that! I'm also obsessed with all recipes that require a crock pot because it makes my life SO much easier!
I based this recipe on one I found on Pinterest of course, from Emilie Eats & you can find the original recipe (and many other great ones) by clicking here!
The reason I did a variation on this recipe was because I like a little bit of kick in my food but I'm not a big spicy person. I also wanted to add more veggies to load it up all the while not making all 6 servings. I knew before making this that nobody in my house would want it & didn't want any of the soup to go to waste. It ended up making a little more than 3 servings of soup which was perfect for me!
So what do you need for my variation (3-4 servings):
-1/2 Bag of dried black beans
-3 cups Broth or stock (either vegetable or chicken)
-1 Bell pepper of your choosing
-1/2 White Onion
-4 Cloves ofGarlic
- 1 ear Corn
-3-4 pieces of Celery
-3-4 stalks of Carrots
-and Seasonings based how how much of a kick you want! I used salt & pepper, and a tiny bit of cayenne
The first thing you do, is soak your beans overnight. Pick out any of the shells or broken beans. Add enough water in the bowl to cover all the beans by 2 inches or so of water. Let the soak while you sleep!
When they're done soaking, drain & rinse them then throw them into the crock pot.
Then, chop up all your veggies & add them into the crock pot. Then, add your broth & seasonings. If you need to add more broth, you can!
Once everything is mixed in. Turn on your crock pot on high for 6 hours and let it work its magic!
When it's done,you can either leave it as it or choose to blend it- you can use your immersion blender to make it semi smooth or use your blender to make it super smooth!
Then it's ready to eat! You can serve it with fresh avocado on top too (because who doesn't love avocado?)
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