Fresh Lime & Black Bean Soup

The crockpot is my friend when cooking slow carb meals.  Tonight’s menu will include lemon & lime broiled chicken, steamed broccoli, and fresh lime & black bean soup.  I found the recipe for the soup in my trusty Crockpot Cookbook.  I’ve made it once before and it was very yummy.  Makes 4 servings.


  • 2 cans (15 oz each) black beans, rinsed.
  • 1 can (14 oz) reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 (or more if you like it spicy!) teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges


  1. coat crockpot with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Add beans, broth, onion, and spices.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 7 hours or high for 3 1/2 hours or until the onions are very soft.
  4. Process 1 cup soup in blender until smooth and return to crockpot.  Stir and check consistency and repeat as needed.
  5. Let stand for 15-20 minutes before serving.  Then ladle into bowls, squeeze juice from lime wedge over each.

Anyone making any special 4HB Valentines Day dinners??  I’m looking for some tasty suggestions…


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