Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Black Bean Soup Crock Pot Style

Lately I have been into my crockpot. Since I bought the new crockpot for yogurt it has reignited my love for crock pot cooking. I cooked a ham in it last week. It was one of the juciest hams I have ever had. I placed pineapple slices in the bottom of the crock and poured the rest of the juice in there along with about a cup of water in before placing my ham inside. I had to lop off the end of the ham to get it to fit. In five hours my bone in ham was done. Juicey and tastey.

Having ham makes me think about black bean soup. No winter would be complete without black bean soup. This time I wanted to do my stand by recipe in the crock pot.

SMOKEY BLACK BEAN SOUP

2 cups dried black beans
8 cups water or broth
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 cup sherry
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 teaspoons Worcestershire
2 bay leaves
4 slices bacon, crisped and crumbled
2 carrots, chopped
2 onions coarsely chopped
2 cups ham, small cubes

Add all ingredients to the crockpot except for the ham. Cook on low for about 6 to 8 hours. Puree soup and add in ham before serving, along with a dollop of sour cream.

11 comments:

Ingrid said...

I have a new found love of black beans and am thinking this sounds delish! Even better it's made in the crock pot.
~ingrid

PS I'll have my "roll" post ready to go by Monday! FINALLY :)

Donna-FFW said...

I love soups in the crock pot. I dont have a go to for black bean soup, I should try this one , it sounds delicious!!

giz said...

I adore a well made black bean soup. It's just so silky and satisfying. I'll have to try this one.

grace said...

well, the only thing finer than a hearty black bean soup is a hearty black bean soup that you don't have to labor over. three cheers for the crockpot!

kat said...

I love a good black bean soup in the winter. I never thought of doing a ham in the crock pot, good idea

Mely (mimk) said...

This soup will be a good option to make during these cold days. I really like the idea of adding sherry to it. We love black beans cook overnight in the crock pot.

Katy ~ said...

Shame on me, I have never had black bean soup. But this sounds soooo good and I'm in such a serious soup mood these days that I am saving this. Sounds wonderful!

bittersweetblog said...

How simple but tasty. Sans bacon, I'm absolutely making this one, asap!

Mary said...

The crock-pot is my favorite way to make soups. Your black bean soup sounds delicious.

TasteHongKong said...

I think every flavor of the ingredients have melted in the soup after those hours of slow cooking. The soup sounds distinctive with the add of ham.

geekypoet said...

This looks yummy. I'll try it without the bacon. I'm a vegetarian and it can be hard to find meatless slow cooker recipes. I am posting my recipes on my blog http://healthyslowcooking.wordpress.com. You might fine some that interest you.

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