Black Beans Soup: best ways to cook Yum

June 23, 2023 3 min read

When you want a filling, robust lunch, black bean soup is a wonderful and healthy option that's ideal for chilly winter nights. But it can be difficult to know where to begin with the wide variety of recipes and cooking techniques available. In this article, we'll go over some of the best methods for making black bean soup so you may prepare it at home.

Why Black Beans Are So Healthy

Let's take a moment to discuss why black beans are such a terrific choice for a nutritious lunch before we get into the cooking techniques. Some of the health advantages of black beans include the following:

  1. High in fiber: Black beans are an excellent source of dietary fiber, which can help regulate digestion and promote feelings of fullness.
  2. Beneficial for your heart: Black beans are a good source of minerals and antioxidants that can help lower blood pressure and cholesterol, lowering your risk of heart disease.
  3. Black beans are an excellent alternative for vegetarians and vegans because they are a strong source of plant-based protein.
  4. Packed in vitamins and minerals: Iron, magnesium, and folate are just a few of the essential vitamins and minerals that black beans are high in.

Now that we know why black beans are so healthy, let's talk about how to cook them into a delicious soup.

Cooking Method #1: Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup

One of the easiest and most hands-off ways to make black bean soup is to use a slow cooker. Here's how to do it:

Ingredients:

- 1 pound dried black beans, soaked overnight and drained

- 1 onion, chopped

- 4 cloves garlic, minced

- 2 bell peppers, chopped

- 2 teaspoons ground cumin

- 2 teaspoons smoked paprika

- 1 teaspoon chili powder

- 6 cups chicken or vegetable broth

- Salt and pepper, to taste

- Optional toppings: sour cream, shredded cheese, chopped cilantro, diced avocado

Instructions:

  1. Add the soaked black beans, chopped onion, minced garlic, chopped bell peppers, ground cumin, smoked paprika, chili powder, and chicken or vegetable broth to the slow cooker.
  2. Cook on high for 6-8 hours, or until the black beans are tender.
  3. Use an immersion blender or transfer the soup to a blender in batches and puree until smooth.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Serve hot, with your desired toppings.

Cooking Method #2: Stovetop Black Bean Soup

You may make black bean soup on the stovetop if you don't have a slow cooker or want to use a more manual technique of cooking. This is how:

Ingredients:

- 1 pound dried black beans, soaked overnight and drained

- 1 onion, chopped

- 4 cloves garlic, minced

- 2 bell peppers, chopped

- 2 teaspoons ground cumin

- 2 teaspoons smoked paprika

- 1 teaspoon chili powder

- 6 cups chicken or vegetable broth

- Salt and pepper, to taste

- Optional toppings: sour cream, shredded cheese, chopped cilantro, diced avocado

Instructions:

  1. Heat a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and sauté for 2-3 minutes, or until softened.
  2. Add the minced garlic, chopped bell peppers, ground cumin, smoked paprika, and chili powder to the pot. Sauté for another 2-3 minutes, or until the spices are fragrant.
  3. Add the soaked black beans and chicken or vegetable broth to the pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 1-2 hours.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Serve hot.

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