This is great for a cold winter day.
Melsky's Crock Pot Black Bean Soup or Dip
All amounts are approximate; it’s a good recipe to experiment with
3 15oz cans beans
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
1 red bell pepper
3 cloves garlic
3 stalks celery
2 large carrots
1/3 cup olive oil
Slice red pepper and put in crock pot with cumin, red pepper flakes and olive oil
Slice and add onions, carrots, garlic and celery
Cook on high for at least an hour, preferably two. Stir every half hour or so.
Add 2 ½ cans beans and cook for several hours
With a hand blender, blend until soup is smooth, adding water if needed
Add the remaining beans.
If you want to make bean dip instead, just don't add water. If it's too liquid, cook it for a while with the top off.
You can also make it chunky style, just don't blend it.