1whole chipotle pepper in adobe saucevery finely minced, most of the sauce removed (use half if you dislike spicy, add some adobe sauce if you want more)
The zest of 1 orangeplus the juice from this orange
1cuporange juicethis is in addition to the juice from the fresh orange
2 19ozcans of black beansrinsed and drained
salt and pepper to taste
Heat olive oil in a non-stick skillet. Add onion, garlic and green pepper and cook until soft. Add water if needed to prevent sticking. Add spices and cook until fragrant.
Add mixture to slow cooker. Add chipotle pepper, beans, orange zest and juice. Add enough water to cover beans by about 2 inches, about 2 cups. (You always add more during cooking if the soup appears too thick).
Cook on high for 4 hours. (or low for 6-8). Stir in molasses and using an immersion blender, purée the soup until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve with fresh cilantro.
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