Chorizo black bean soup is a very simple “set it and forget it” slow cooker recipe. Add the ingredients to your crock pot in the morning and come home ready to eat a delicious, healthy, fiber-filled dinner.
It is still chilly here and has been raining for what seems like 40 days and 40 nights, so I am still making soups and stews. Making chorizo black bean soup in a crock pot takes all of the effort out of the cooking process, plus it keeps your kitchen cool. That’s a plus when I crave this in the summer.
The nice thing about black bean soup is the fact that it is just as good without meat as with it added. I really like it both ways. Whether with Chorizo, thinly sliced tri-tip, or ground turkey or chicken, the meat adds a little protein filled kick. I am not the biggest meat lover, but from time to time it fills the bill.
This time, I added 2 chopped chipotles in adobo for their spicy smoky flavor. Feel free to leave that part out if you would like. There is also a can of Rotel tomatoes in the soup, which I never use. I was so irritated at Meijer’s selection of fresh tomatoes and cilantro, and they were OUT of limes, so I had to modify my expectations a little. Using canned tomatoes really works well and I have to say, I will use them again!
This recipe makes enough chorizo black bean soup to fill one 6 quart crock pot. Cook on low while you are at work and come home to a nice smelling kitchen and dinner is ready. I made a corn muffins the night before, as well as browning my meat, so this was a quick throw it in the slow cooker and hit the road to work kind of preparation.
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When I get home, I always check the soup to see if it needs more liquid. If so, add a little more broth or a little water.
I garnish the crock pot black bean soup with cilantro salsa verde, blue corn chips, sour cream and a little cheese.
This soup freezes well and makes great leftovers. And don’t forget, if you are not a meat eater, this slow cooker soup is just as good meatless. ????