This soup is a great start to a dinner party. I don’t know about you, but before slow cooking I used to spend too much time in the kitchen at my parties. Using my slow cookers means I can hang out with my friends more. Now I even have enough slow cookers to make all the dishes for a dinner party!
Keep an eye out at thrift stores and yard sales to collect a few of your own. I got a Crockpot trio for my birthday this year and it’s awesome. If you live in a small apartment though, you might want to skip it. It’s pretty huge and a pain to store.
Slow Cooker Citrus Black Bean Soup
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 8 hours
- 1 lb dried black beans
- 1-15 oz canned fire roasted diced tomatoes
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 Tb. Jerk Seasoning
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp chipotle powder
- 1 Tb. Liquid Smoke
- 1 tsp garlic Tabasco (garlic Tabasco is less hot than regular)
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1 orange, juiced
- 1 Tb fresh cilantro, chopped
The night before: Put the dried beans in the slow cooker and add water until it’s about 3 or 4 inches above the beans. Cook on high overnight.
In the morning: Turn the slow cooker to low. If the beans are too watery remove some of the liquid. Add the rest of the ingredients and cook on low for about 8 hours. Taste before serving and adjust spices as needed. Puree or not depending on your preference.
Top with more fresh cilantro and a tsp. of salsa.