Veggie-Packed Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup

by Becca
3 people
5 hr 15 min

A hearty, healthy slow cooker black bean soup that’s packed with vegetables, and only takes a few minutes to prepare!

If you want a hearty, healthy dinner, but you don’t want to actually have to spend more than 5 minutes making it (I feel you), this slow cooker black bean soup is the answer to your prayers. It’s packed with veggies, and practically cooks itself. Just chuck everything in the slow cooker, and a few hours later, it’s ready to eat. Hallelujah!

Slow cooker black bean soup

Black bean soup is one of my favourite soups of all time, and this slow cooker version checks every single box.

  • It’s full of healthy, whole ingredients like fresh vegetables and beans.
  • It’s completely delicious, with heaps of flavour.
  • It can easily be adapted to use up whatever veg you have lingering in the fridge.
  • It’s very low effort, and cooks itself in the slow cooker.
  • It reheats beautifully, if you have any leftovers.
  • It can be personalised with your own choice of toppings.

I’ve never had a more perfect soup.

Veggie-Packed Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup
Recipe details
  • 3  people
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 5 Hours Total time: 5 hr 15 min
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  • 2 medium carrots, grated
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 large handful spinach, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 x 400g tins black beans, drained (480g, or ~ 2 1/2 cups, when drained)
  • 400 g tin (~ 1 1/3 cups) chopped tomatoes
  • 435 g tin (~ 1 1/3 cups) refried beans (spicy or mild)
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp hot chilli powder optional
  • 200 ml (~ 3/4 cup) water
  • Optional toppings: chopped fresh coriander (cilantro), grated cheese, crumbled tortilla chips, sour cream, etc.

Add all of the ingredients (apart from your toppings) into the slow cooker, and mix well. Cook for at least 5 hours on high (longer is also fine).
You can blend the soup before serving (add a splash more water if it ends up too thick), or leave it chunky. Add your chosen toppings to serve.
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