Your slow cooker does almost all of the heavy lifting to make this Pork and Black Bean Soup recipe spicy, savory, and delicious. Serve this pork soup with a side of tortilla chips to use for scooping (in addition to a spoon, of course!).
Slow Cook:8 hrs to 10 hrs (low) or 4 to 5 hours (high)
Pork and Black Bean Soup
In a large pot combine beans and the 6 cups water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Cover and let stand for 1 hour. Drain and rinse beans. Meanwhile, trim fat from meat. Cut meat into 3/4-inch pieces.
In a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker combine drained beans, meat, broth, the 1 cup water, the onion, carrot, sweet pepper, salsa, cumin, liquid smoke, and garlic.
Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours. Ladle soup into bowls. Sprinkle each serving with cilantro.