Black Bean Soup | Slow Cooker Meals

Today I am super excited to be participating
in KIN Community’s New Year, New You Collaboration! Now for this collaboration dozens of YouTubers
have gotten together to post a new video every day through January with tips and tricks for
making 2015 your best year yet. For my part in this collaboration I’m sharing one of my
very favorite recipes that is perfect for #MeatlessMonday. Now this year I am really
concentrating on trying to eat less meat, and participating in #MeatlessMonday is a
great way to do that. It’s good for the environment, it’s good for your wallet and it’s certainly
great for your health. Today I’m going to share with you my recipe for my delicious
black bean soup, and the coolest part is it all cooks up in your slow cooker so it’s super
simple, you can just set it and forget it. For this beautiful soup I’m going to get started
with some red onion some celery and some diced red bell pepper. Now you have two options
here you can either dump these veggies straight into your slow cooker, that will totally work,
or if you want to get a deeper flavor you can saute them first on the stove, that’s
what I’m going to do today. So I’ve just got some oil heating up in a frying pan and to
that I’m going to add my veggies. To this I’m going to be adding some minced garlic
and some minced jalapeno. Now if you don’t like the heat you could totally leave the
jalapeno out but I totally enjoy the heat so I’m going to go for it. We’re going to
saute these for another 30 seconds and then we are going to add our spices. Now I love
to toast my spices before they go into the slow cooker because the flavor gets a lot
deeper and richer. So I am toasting up some cumin some chili powder and a little bit of
oregano. I’m going to heat these spices up for another 30 seconds and then I’m just going
to deglaze the pan using some vegetable stock. I’m going to pour with whole mixture into
my slow cooker and then I’m going to build the rest of my black bean soup. For this recipe
I’m using canned black beans, you could totally use dried black beans as well but you’ll want
to remember to soak them overnight to make sure they soften up enough. If you are using
canned black beans you can just dump the entire can straight into the slow cooker, you don’t
have to worry about rinsing or draining them. So I’m adding my black beans to my slow cooker
and to that I’m going to add some salsa. Now you could totally use just plain diced tomatoes
that will work just as well but I find that adding salsa adds even more delicious flavor
to the final soup. Super Good! And then the last step is topping up your slow cooker with
more vegetable broth. How amazing does this look, and I can tell you the house smells
incredible already. All I’m going to do is give this a really good stir, put on the lid
and then set my slow cooker for 6-8 hours. Of course the longer this simmers the more
delicious it’s going to be. Once your soup is ready you can use an immersion blender
to puree it. Now if you don’t have an immersion blender like this don’t sweat it at all you
could totally use a traditional blender as well but I will tell you, you need to be very
very cautious when you are blending hot liquids. So, watch this video for full directions on
the safe way to blend hot soup. You just want to make sure that this is in the soup before
you start blending otherwise you can make quite a big mess. Now I like to only puree
it half way so it’s got that smooth rich texture but it also still has some chunks of black
beans. That’s the best way as far as I’m concerned! Now that our soup is pureed we’re just going
to add one more delicious element. We’re going to squeeze the juice of two limes into our
soup. This is going to give it a really refreshing tangy flavor. I promise you that you do not
want to skip this step. We’re going to give this a good stir and then it’s time to serve
our soup. I like topping mine with a little bit of sour cream, some fresh avocado slices
and some fresh cilantro. How amazing does this look. Totally effortless to put together
and the final result could not be more delicious. I hope you’ll give this tasty recipe a try
and if you do be sure to tweet or instagram me a photo because you know I love seeing
what you’re coming up with in your very own kitchens. And of course be sure to check out
all of the other awesome videos in this New Year, New You collaboration, you will not
regret i!

100 comments on “Black Bean Soup | Slow Cooker Meals”

  1. Divas Can Cook says:

    Yum!! I love slow cooker recipes that uses fresh ingredients. So hard to find and this look delicious!!!

  2. Megan x says:

    can you do another Q & A

  3. Tracy Bruring says:

    holy wow

  4. Espurrrxd says:

    yummmy!!! Do we have to blend it? too lazy haha. 

  5. Elli Gill says:

    Nice!!I Make It Almost The Same Way!All same Ingredients Only Difference I Add 1 Tbsp Of Tomato Paste,It Makes The Soup Thicker,I Never Blend But I'll Definitely Trying It And I Also Add Some paprika And A Little Cheese As Well..I Just Join Your Channel Couple Weeks Ago,Love How U Make Everything So Healthy Tasty!😋👌

  6. Studio Knit says:

    Can't wait to make your black bean soup! So healthy, filling, cozy, budget-friendly, and convenient! Happy New Year!

  7. Dishali Kaushik says:

    U didn't add salt..any reason

  8. stef Hubbard says:

    Wow, this looks amazing! New to your channel and am loving watching your videos 🙂 Do you think this soup would freeze well?
    Thank you x

  9. Abel & Cole says:

    We're loving your recipes & videos. Keep up the great work!

  10. Bride says:

    (HUG) Love all your recipes –  do you have a list of your healthiest videos?  healthiest muffins, cupcakes, soups, love o watch everything you have that is the healthiest:)

  11. Kaitlin Che says:

    absolutely enjoy ur vids gurl, u deserve so much more x

  12. tory harvey says:

    I love your videos, you create such great recipes. Could you please do a recipe with flaxseed. Thank you.

  13. Wendy Darling says:

    Ahhh! I need to revise my meal plan now to include this for Slow Cooker Sunday! <3

  14. What's Gaby Cooking says:

    loving this soup like whoa!! looks like the perfect weeknight meal

  15. Mai Christine Yamane says:

    My boyfriend noticed that there is more calories in canned beans compare to dried ones. I know you opinions about canned tuna, do you have any preferences/opinions on other canned items?

  16. Jason Huynh says:

    Beans make u gassy tho.. -_-

  17. Jiajia LI says:

    I tried it!!! OMG, I had it for lunch and dinner…. still want it tomorrow…. simple but delicious!! BTW, can you please post a pumpernickel bread video? or rye bread? or any simple bread that is super healthy, bleached white flour free!! THANK YOU for making my life easy!!!

  18. 1024specialkay says:

    woooo this looks so tasty! I don't have a slow cooker, how should I cook it in a regular pot?

  19. BeautyBunny says:

    This looks amazing but I don't have a slow cooker can I make this on the stove top n for how long should i cook it for

  20. captnofmysoul says:

    What kind of salsa do you use? Like a store bought or a home made salsa?

  21. offermetheworld says:

    This might be a stupid question but what do you do if you don't have a slow cooker? :p Love the recipe!

  22. Donal Skehan says:

    My kind of soup! YUM! 

  23. Stacie Billis says:

    Black bean soup is my favorite! I have to admit, though, my version uses pork bone broth. Excited to try your vegetarian version. 

  24. Dalene Parks says:

    Yum!! I love slow cooker recipes that uses fresh ingredients .I can't wait to try this recipe

  25. Rebecca Sacco says:

    My sister is going through a tough time so she can only eat gluten and dairy free foods. could you post some dairy and gluten recipes.

  26. Yeli217 says:

    Can this soup still be done without pureeing(?) It? Like leave the beans as whole?

  27. Rasa Rasimaite-Imhof says:

    I'm also new to your channel, i love your energy and the honest smile. Moreover you remind me so much of one of my fav youtubers, this time from Australia, Deanne Love,a hoop Diva 🙂

  28. sunshine 5089 says:

    I love it when you cook vegetarian food!!!

  29. sunshine 5089 says:

    Can I make this soup faster than in hours if I use a regular pot of water?
    6 hours is too long to wait lol 😀

  30. TheStaceygreenliving says:

    this looks awesome girl! I'm so proud of all your amazing success, you inspire me everyday to be better!

  31. Mind Over Munch says:

    Love this recipe! Always trying to find more delicious meatless meals. Love all of those hidden veggies!

  32. The Sqoou says:


  33. Mama Hare says:

    Holy moly, This looks awesome. I'm trying this recipe for sure. 

  34. Adam Walker says:

    Watching this all the way in Australia and this recipe looks so good I can't wait to try

  35. Lauren Fairweather says:

    This soup looks delicious! My husband makes a vegan black bean and kale soup all the time for lunch and I'm going to share this with him to give him some more ideas for ways to change it up! We just got one of those immersion blenders too so this would be perfect for us. 

    I just posted my KIN New Year, New You video today too so I'm super excited to join you guys on this playlist! 🙂 I hope you're doing well. 

  36. Carmen Porter says:

    Im going to make this tonight!:)

  37. Emelia Fordjour says:

    What if you don't have a slow cooker -__-

  38. Shyma {AllNatural28} says:

    Another winner! Always love how easy and delicious all of your recipes look 🙂

  39. meibaola says:

    This was amazing! I had two servings, my husband three 😉 I had to adjust it a little bit, because not all of the ingredients are easily available in Italy. In particular, I think I may try to squeeze in some lemon or even an orange next time. Lime is imported here and doesn't really taste that much. Still I enjoyed the fresh flavour it added to the whole concoction. While stocks last (I cooked a big bowl that should get me through another couple of meals) I'll try to hit the ethnic market for some cilantro, I think that will really be the icing on the cake if I can find it 😛

  40. JudgeyJudgeyable says:

    I love that you give us options

  41. Vrutti patel says:

    I don't eat onion and garlic do you know anything I can substitute for them

  42. Potato land Vegan says:


  43. IndigenousWombman says:

    Looks so yummy and comfy! Can't wait to try it out!

  44. Potato land Vegan says:

    I made this last night for me and my husband. It was absolutely amazing!! So good, and the lime just kicked it up to the stratosphere! Lol I wouldn't have thought of this myself so, thank you!

  45. Niesa Moxey says:

    OMG I made this today.. and success…it's so good!!! Your right the lime does wake up the flavor! yummmyy

  46. Rebecca Morrison says:

    What kind of salsa did you add to it? Did you buy it or make it on your own? (:

  47. Debbie Barrett says:

    Amazing! I never miss a video! Love your recipes and your enthusiasm! 🙂

  48. han says:

    *Also great for the animals which you're no longer eating

  49. Kara Harrington says:

    This is great! I'm always looking for more delicious vegetarian dishes. And you are just adorable!

  50. Helen Jennings says:

    I made this and it was delish. So easy to make and filling. We ate ours with some crusty bread on the side.

  51. Lytl Red Rabet Hode says:

    Just made this today, was a bit hesitant about the lime but I added it anyways.  Really glad that I did, it makes the dish pop. Thanks for the recipe!

  52. Devon Miranda says:

    I've made this soup twice so far. It's delicious! I absolutely love it and my 5 year old daughter is a fan too! Thank you!

  53. Christa Cole says:

    Hi, did you double the recipe in the video? because my recipe made about half of the amount shown in your cooker. It is a great recipe (I just add 1/4 tsp turmeric and sub a green bell for the celery)!!!!!

  54. Quanisha And Kevonte says:

    Really want to try this recipe but I'm allergic to tomatoes so what can I substitute

  55. Jordan Robinovitch says:

    How did you come up with the name " the domestic geek? " I really like. And your videos. Could you please Subscribe to my channel?🙏 oh, and also LOVE to cook!!! Just go look at all the videos and playlist!😀


  56. White Fartt says:

    These beans make me fart so much… 😐 and my fart are rly rly rly stinky too.. sigh…

  57. Kristen Velasco says:

    Would it still taste good without the garlic?

  58. roskidd says:

    I just found your channel and I absolutely love your healthy take on food.

  59. Gabrielle Gard says:

    I'm gonna try this in my pressure cooker

  60. Klimt Kahlo says:

    I love this although I would always rinse canned beans to get read of all the preservatives and all the sodium and bad stuff… Just my opinion.

  61. Johnny4ME2U says:

    This is our Lunch for tomarrow

  62. Douglas Valdez says:

    This looks absolutely amazing! I have recently decided to eat a lot less meat and your videos have given me so many great ideas. Thank you so much!

  63. Derek says:

    Don't you have a problem with your immersion blender scratching the ceramic? I know I did when I tried using my immersion blender in my crockpot one time.

  64. Bella Bella says:

    This looks and sounds good! I'm adding this to my favorites!

  65. Dorene bourgeois says:

    Tried this recipe over the weekend. Wonderful!  🙂 My family loved it

  66. Sheen Bermas says:

    Is it ok to use blender? I dont.have immersion blender

  67. MrDcseltzer says:

    Leave the oil out to make it extra healthy. Sauté in veggie broth or plain water

  68. Maria Mertens says:

    omg that looks delicious :O
    i'm gonna try it tomorrow it looks like the perfect comfort food for studying for. my exams 🙂

    little question can and i use just lemmon juice instead of green lime ?

    by the way I realy love your videos , all things you make are yummie

  69. Jim Thomas says:

    That looks really tastey. I'll give it a try. P.S. This may be off subject, but … I think you would look good in a Tinker Bell outfit 🙂

  70. Frank Treanor says:

    May I ask how many ounces of dry black beans as I cannot locate cans. also is black turtle beans the same,
    thanks in advance I am a nivice when it come to the kitchen even at 55. looking forward to the soup

    Kind regards frank

  71. Megha Thomas says:

    Hey amazing recipe but i don't have a slow cooker, so what can i cook this soup in?

  72. momcat2011 says:

    FANTASTIC! Thank you!

  73. 1972centaur says:

    Love 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽

  74. 1972centaur says:

    Love 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽

  75. Harrrgh says:

    Bacon is meat though.

  76. Harrrgh says:

    This recipe looks amazing. I've been trying to incorporate more beans into my diet so I will be making this. Thanks for sharing!

  77. Nicole Evans says:

    Your soup looks so delish! Thank you for sharing your video!

  78. So G says:

    Oh wow this soup seems so delicious!!! I'm going to try it out this weekend! I'm such a black beans lover and this recipe will be a different way for me to enjoy them as I always eat them in cold salads 😊. Question: have you tried freezing it and if so was the result ok? Would love to make a big batch to have some ready at-hand for busy week nights!

  79. Jodie Lynn Vlogs says:

    CAN YOU PLEASE POST MORE SLOW COOKER RECIPES! 🙂 <3 pleeeasseeeeee i am a mama to 3 boys and i need ur help i love ur recipes but winter =hockey season and i have no time for kitchen or meal prep haha they are having too much Little Caesars!

  80. Katherine Elmore says:

    can I sub those spices for taco seasoning?

  81. Vilma Bock says:


  82. Steve Toma says:

    Amazing will be trying this tomorrow!

  83. Sarah Ozigi says:

    is it salsa as in salsa dip that you use for doritos?

  84. Cassandra's Garden says:

    What a wonderful recipe! I cannot wait to try this! Thank you so much! I am going to follow your recipe and add carrots.

  85. Mallory Neumann says:

    Oh my god! This was so delicious!! Definitely making this again! Thanks for posting!!

  86. Donna Eye says:

    why puree it anyway.. looked so yummy before.

  87. Kathryn Barnes says:

    I really love this soup ,I fast 2 days a week ,for health reasons and this is one of my go to soup recipes ,on those days ,delicious and budget friendly ,big thanx !!

  88. Hasna El says:

    Hi . I love ur videos . Keep going . Thanks

  89. Georgia Andrea says:

    Pretty sure I'm gonna be making this soon.

  90. Giebbie Serah says:

    Well this is so kenyan😅😂

  91. resonant.interval says:

    i wanna see what color her other hair is ; )

  92. resonant.interval says:

    she is probably wild at night

  93. jc73871 says:

    Looks delish. What brand of salsa did you use?

  94. Jacqueline Smith says:

    Cilantro is the devil

  95. Donovan Evans says:

    I don't have a slow cooker.Can I use a regular pot for this recipe?

  96. Oo_ELECTRO_oO says:


  97. Journi2Lyfe says:

    Wow!! 😋😋😋

  98. Me Me says:

    Am making this right now…i did the dry beans already….brb!

  99. Jade Carter says:

    It sucks that you have to soak your black beans overnight… I don’t have canned black beans and I thought I could just put my bag of black beans in the slow cooker… 😭😭

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