This heartier version of black bean soup gets added protein with the addition of shredded pork.
Yield: 8 servings
1 pound dried black beans, rinsed and picked over
2 bone-in center-cut pork chops (about 1 1/4 lb)
2 slices bacon, chopped
1 onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tablespoon chopped canned chipotle chilies in adobo plus 1 Tbsp. adobo sauce
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
Combine 6 cups water, beans, pork chops, bacon, onion, garlic, chilies, adobo, cumin and salt in slow cooker. Cook on low until beans are tender and pork chops are falling apart, 4 to 6 hours.
Remove and discard bacon. Cut pork away from bones. Discard bones and shred meat. Add meat back to slow cooker with beans. Season with additional salt and serve.
Submitted by Terri from Arizona.
Sep 14, 2012 7:03 PM
OMG...what a great dish..gradma and grandpa's fav.
Sep 11, 2012 2:15 AM
It doesn't need salt if you use the right amount of spices. One of the spices, I'd add is ginger as that uh uh helps relieve/prevent gas. :)
Sep 10, 2012 8:22 PM
Actually sounds pretty good even though I'm not the biggest fan of black beans! Thanks.
Sep 10, 2012 5:27 PM
Although I'm sure this soup is good, I'm not a fan of beans
Sep 10, 2012 4:44 PM
I know black beans are good for you, but I just don't like them. pass...
Sep 10, 2012 11:02 AM
Thanks, but I'd leave out the pork.
Sep 10, 2012 10:45 AM
Super yummy! Love slow cooker recipes.
Sep 10, 2012 10:07 AM
Sounds like a hearty autumn soup! Thanks for sharing.
Sep 10, 2012 9:47 AM
Thanks for sharing. I'll save this for cooler weather. Sounds good.
Sep 10, 2012 9:44 AM
Getting to be soup time again.
Sep 10, 2012 9:34 AM
Would probably add some hot peppers to this in addition to the adobos
Sep 10, 2012 9:03 AM
not wild about black beans, but maybe. ty.
Sep 10, 2012 8:56 AM
Sounds like a real winter warmer!
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