Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup
Filling and loaded with flavor this black bean soup will be a family favorite.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 hrs
Total Time10 hrs 20 mins
- 1 lb. dried black beans soak overnight- see below
- 32 oz. chicken broth
- 14 oz. petite diced tomatoes
- 1 large ham hock
- ½ cup white onion diced
- 2 Tbsp. jalapeno minced
- ½ tsp. garlic minced-2 cloves
- 2 tsp. chili powder
- ½ tsp. onion powder
- ¼ tsp. pepper
- ¼ cup cilantro chopped
- ¼ tsp. salt to taste
Optional Ingredients for Serving
- cheddar cheese
- steamed rice
- tortilla chips
Pre-Soak the Beans
Putting the beans into the slow cooker, sorting out any rocks, dirt clumps, and other debris.
Cover with a few inches of water and place the lid on top.
Leave the beans to soak overnight. DO NOT TURN ON YET.
Preparing the Soup
Drain the beans, rinse.
Add the chicken broth, diced tomatoes, ham hock, onion, jalapeno, garlic, chili powder, onion powder, and pepper.
Cover and cook on LOW for 10 hours or HIGH for 7 hours, without opening the lid during the cooking time.
Remove the ham hock onto a plate, remove any meat you can find off the ham hock, shred and put into the beans.
Add the cilantro, stir
Taste for salt, adding the desired amount.
Serve with the optional ingredients
What can I use instead of a ham hock?
- 2 cups diced ham
- 2 cups diced kielbasa
- 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1 package hot dogs, sliced
- 1 package bacon, cooked and crumbled
Calories: 276.03kcal | Carbohydrates: 41.11g | Protein: 18.37g | Fat: 5.05g | Saturated Fat: 1.67g | Cholesterol: 17.84mg | Sodium: 606.02mg | Potassium: 1170.63mg | Fiber: 10.18g | Sugar: 4.01g | Vitamin A: 338.72IU | Vitamin C: 17.82mg | Calcium: 100.63mg | Iron: 4.07mg