Mmmm, you guys know that soup is a love language around here. We make a big batch nearly every single week to have plenty of leftovers as a cozy, quick dinner or a simple, nutrient-packed lunch. Or, to freeze for easy meals a few weeks or months later.
The best part? You can fit protein, veggies, important vitamins/nutrients AND tons of flavor into a one-pot meal with soup if you do it right. Aka, it tastes amazing and supports your health….. the best New Year’s meal plan I could think of, really.
And this soup is no different. Just a few simple ingredients (all pantry staples!), with a hearty and rich end result thanks to this easy & cozy black bean soup. I love ANY meal that you can throw into the crockpot or instantpot in 5 minutes, and then forget about until dinnertime. This is one of those magic, can’t-believe-it-was-that-easy recipes that I know you’ll have on repeat when you want a warming, nourishing meal (without the effort).
Come to mama.
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The Quickest, Easiest & Coziest Black Bean Soup
Optional to dress it up a bit by adding chicken, poblano or bell peppers, or carrots. Fun garnish ideas could be: crushed chips, a dollop of greek yogurt or sour cream, shredded cheese or avocado.
2 cups dried black beans
1/2 medium onion finely chopped
2 cloves garlic finely chopped
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp thyme
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1 carton/4 cups vegetable broth
1 tsp pepper
2 tsp sea salt
Turn instantpot on “saute” function with a generous dollop of olive oil. Add chopped onion and garlic and cook until fragrant and translucent, approx 5 minutes. Add spices as you stir, then broth when onions/garlic are done.
Turn off saute function and turn on “bean” function (or manually adjust to high pressure and set timer for 30 minutes). Add dried black beans, stir and close the lid. Close the tamper as well. When done, release steam and serve.
In a regular stockpot over medium heat, add a generous dollop of olive oil. Add onions and garlic and saute until fragrant and translucent. Add onions/garlic mixture to your crockpot.
Add rest of ingredients and set crockpot to 4-6 hours. Serve hot.
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