Pork and Black Bean Soup


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!).

Pork and Black Bean Soup
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
25 mins
Stand Time:
1 hrs
Slow Cook Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
9 hrs 25 mins
7 1/2 cups


  • 1 cup dry black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 6 cup water

  • 1 pound boneless pork loin

  • 4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • 1 cup water

  • ½ cup chopped onion (1 medium)

  • ½ cup chopped carrot (1 medium)

  • ½ cup chopped green sweet pepper (1 small)

  • ½ cup bottled chipotle salsa or salsa

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon liquid smoke

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • Snipped fresh cilantro


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

259 Calories
7g Fat
24g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 259
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 52mg 17%
Sodium 513mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 12.4mg 62%
Calcium 70.7mg 5%
Iron 2.9mg 16%
Potassium 755mg 16%
Folate, total 145.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.6mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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