3 onions, chopped
3 carrots, chopped
1 pound black beans, soaked overnight
2 celery stalks, chopped
1 large green pepper, chopped
4 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
6 or 7 1/2 cups veggie broth (use 6 cups if using soaked beans, 7 1/2 cups for dried beans)
1 tablespoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon oregano
dash red pepper flakes
2 bay leaves
2 limes, juiced
1. Put all ingredients except the lime juice in crockpot and cook on low for 8 hours.
2. Add lime juice just before serving.
3. If desired, blend some of the soup in the blender or using an immersion blender (make sure to remove the bay leaves before doing this).
If a thicker soup is desired, cut down broth by 1/2 to 1 cup.
Source of recipe: I created this recipe by combining many other recipes I found for black bean soup as none of them were exactly what I wanted.