As I was cleaning out my cupboards, I found some dried black beans begging for an overnight bath and cooked up into a pot of nurturing satisfaction . On this cold winters day, I thought what better way to warm up the soul than with some black bean soup cooked in my slow cooker. With a little planning ahead of time, your slow cooker does all the work and you save time later. Come on...let's face it, do you know anyone who would oppose to opening the front door and greeted by the inviting smells wafting from the slow cooker? Yeah...I don't either!
You can kick up the heat a bit by adding a serrano chile or a milder pepper such as jalapeno in place of the green chilies. If you desire a creamy soup, at end of cooking, puree using an immersion blender or food processor.
This soup is certain to warm you up anytime of the year.
Wine Pairing: An American Chardonnay or a White Meritage would be a nice compliment.