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Easy Black Bean and Corn Soup (Just 4 ingredients!)

Black Bean and Corn Soup is a super easy, flavorful and incredibly healthy recipe that kids and adults love. Just 4 ingredients and 15 minutes to make it from start to finish! Watch the video (and please subscribe to my YouTube channel!)Soup-er Easy Black Bean and Corn SoupPrep + Cook Time: 10 minutes Make six 1 1/3 cup servings 45 oz. reduced-sodium canned black beans, drained and rinsed 1 cup salsa 1/2 tsp. cumin, or more to taste 14 oz. canned corn kernels, drained and rinsed, or use 1 1/2 cups frozen corn kernels Optional toppings: sour cream or plain Greek yogurt, shredded Cheddar cheese, hot pepper sauce, chopped fresh cilantro, tortilla chips In a medium stockpot over medium heat, combine 2 cans (3 cups) of the beans, the salsa, cumin, and 1 cup of water and bring it to a boil (cover it for faster boiling). While it is heating, use an immersion blender (also called stick or hand blender) to puree the mixture right in the pot, so it is still a...

How to Make Whole Chicken Noodle Soup in the Slow Cooker

Whole Chicken Noodle Soup in the Slow Cooker

My hairdresser Christa Forgue told me she likes to make a whole chicken noodle soup in the slow cooker. This method is so easy and the flavor is just right—kind of like my Jewish grandmothers would have made if either of my Jewish grandmothers had been good cooks (they had lots of other good qualities.)

And for another great Slow Cooker Recipe, check out our Spicy Szechuan Ground Turkey and Green Beans recipe.  To see our how-to video, click on this:  Spicy Szechuan Ground Turkey and Green Beans video.

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Chicken Noodle Soup in the Slow Cooker8 servings, about 1 3/4 cups Prep (30 minutes) + Cook (3 – 10 hours) 2 carrots, sliced (about 1 cup) 3 stalks celery, sliced (about 1 cup) 1/2 yellow onion, diced (about 1 cup) 2 garlic cloves, smashed peeled and coarsely chopped 3 1/2 lb. whole chicken, some or all skin removed, if desired 8 cups water 2 – 3 tsp. salt, to taste (3 works...

How to Make Refried Beans in the Slow Cooker

If you have every wondered how to make how to make refried beans, this recipe makes about 6 cans worth. Some of the beans can be pureed to be used as “refried” beans and some can be left whole and stored to use in burritos, salads, or other recipes.  Use the refried beans in burritos, quesadillas, nachos, as a dip for tortilla chips or vegetables, or for Mexican Pizza.

Watch the Video to learn how to make beans in the slow cooker or Instant PotChipotle “Refried” Beans1 lb. dry black beans 2 tsp. minced garlic, about 4 cloves (can use 4 Dorot frozen garlic cubes) 1/2 onion, chopped 1 cube Dorot cilantro (optional) 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped (optional) (can use Dorot chili pepper) 1 1/2 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. ground cumin 1 1/2 Tbsp. chili powder 6 cups water 1 – 3 chipotle chili peppers in adobo sauce, to taste

Combine all ingredients except the chilis in adobo in the slow cooker. Cook on low for 7 – 9 hours until the beans are tender. Remove 1...

How to Cook Beans in a Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Do you ever try something new, something people have been recommending for years, and think “Duh, what took me so long?”  Well that’s pretty much how I feel about not only purchasing a slow cooker, but becoming somewhat of an expert at cooking beans in it.  Not that it takes much expertise to know how to cook beans in a slow cooker or  Instant Pot pressure cooker. It’s so simple it’s laughable. When I made chickpeas for the first time in the slow cooker and I couldn’t believe how delicious they were compared to canned! Now I use my slow cooker and Instant Pot to make all types of beans from scratch Why cook beans in a slow cooker or pressure cooker? Here are 4 great reasons: 1. Price: You get 5 - 6 cans worth of beans for the price of about one can of beans 2. Taste: They taste so much better and you can add your own seasonings and spices 3. Health: You can control the amount of sodium in your beans 4. Safety: You don’t have to worry about exposing your...