Slow Cooker Sunday: Black-eyed Bean Soup with Peppers and Coconut Milk


Slow Cooker Sunday: Black-eyed Bean Soup with Peppers and Coconut Milk

Recipe Type: Main
Cuisine: Slow Cooker
Author: Mediocre Mum
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Serves: 4
Weirdly, when I first came across this recipe I was attracted to the coconut milk, but when I thought about the combination of tastes I wasn’t sure, but it really did work well.
  • 1 TBSP of Sunflower Oil
  • 1 large leek, trimmed and sliced
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 1 yellow pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp of dried chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp of cumin seeds crushed
  • 500ml of vegetable stock
  • 1 tsp of light brown sugar
  • salt and pepper to season
  • 2x 400g tins of black-eyed beans, drained and rinsed
  • 400 ml tin of light coconut milk
  • Dried Coriander
  • lime wedges to serve
  1. Heat the oil in a frying pan, add the leek and peppers and sauté for 3-5 minutes until the onions soften. Add the chilli flakes and cumin seeds and mix well for about a minute.
  2. Add the stock, stir in the brown sugar until it dissolves and season with salt and pepper and bring to a boil.
  3. Put the beans into the slow cooker and pour over the stock mixture. Add the coconut milk, stir, cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours.
  4. Serve with wedges of lime, garnish with dried coriander and some crusty bread.


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Butternut Squash and Chickpea Coconut Curry (Slow Cooker)

I’ve been meaning to post this recipe for ages.  I made this curry for my Book Club a few weeks ago, along with my Lamb Curry.  It’s dead easy to make and absolutely delicious.  Enjoy!


  • 1 tbsp of oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic crushed
  • 1 tbsp of minced ginger (I use lazy ginger in a jar)
  • 3 tbsp of Patak’s Mild Curry Paste
  • 350g Butternut squash, bitesize pieces (you can buy it ready peeled if you want to keep your limbs!)
  • 4 medium sized potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 400g tin of chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 400 ml of coconut milk (you can use light if you want, I didn’t)
  • 250 ml of vegetable stock
  • 60 ml of smooth peanut butter (it gives it a creamy texture)
  • 2 large handfuls of spinach
  • 250ml of frozen peas


  1. Preheat the slow cooker (low)
  2. Sauté the onion, garlic and ginger till the onions are soft (about 5 min).  Then add the curry paste, mix well, and cook for about a minute.
  3. Put the squash, potatoes and chickpeas in the slow cooker.  Top with the onion mixture.
  4. Pour in the coconut milk, stock and peanut butter.  Mix well.
  5. Cook covered for at least 4 hours until the butternut squash is cooked. (I did closer to 5-6 hrs)
  6. 30 minutes before you are ready to serve mix in the spinach and peas.  I served with Naans, Sag Paneer and Basmati rice.

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