Good morning! Did you enjoy your weekend? Mine was great. Mainly because I achieved a “personal best” of walking 20 Miles, well, actually 22.1 miles in one day, tracking on my Fitbit. Although it was a less than optimal weather day, with 40 miles an hour wind gusts, rain, down pours and walking at the ocean with sand pelting me at certain points, it was a great time walking with my husband at the end of the day and achieving our goal.
Even better, this scrumptious Crock Pot Black Bean Soup was waiting to welcome us home. This soup is so easy, the hardest part is remembering to soak the beans the night before, you basically put everything in the Crock-pot and turn it on.
Black Bean Soup
16oz. Package dried black beans
3 quarts chicken stock
6 garlic cloves minced
1/2 medium onion
1/2 green pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
11/2 tsp. sugar
1tsp dried oregano
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground pepper
2 cans fire roasted tomatoes
Rinse and sort beans according to directions on package, soak beans in water to cover in a large bowl for 8 hrs or overnight. Then rinse and drain beans.
Place beans and chicken stock in a crock-pot on high for 3 hours.
Process green pepper and onion in food processor or blender until smooth, scrape down the sides.
Sauté garlic in hot oil over medium heat for 1 minute, then add onion, green pepper mixture and cook for 4 minutes. Stir constantly.
Add onion mixture to beans, the add sugar, oregano, salt, salt and pepper. And tomatoes. Cook and additional 3 hours.
Are you a Crock-pot fan? What do you make?
How was your weekend? Did you travel, take an adventure or settle in and relax? Did you read something interesting, watch a great movie, make something delicious? Do tell! What were you up to?
I hope that you have a wonderful, successful week!
P.S: If you are looking for something sweet and chocolate to eat, pop over to Once Upon a Chocolate Life and try out these scrumptious brownies.