Black Bean Soup

Wonderful and tasty black beans that can be cooked in a crock pot or regular pot.

4- 15 oz cans black beans, rinsed and drained

2- 15 oz cans vegetable broth
1-4 oz can green chilies
1 med onion, chopped
1 tsp minced garlic
2 tsp olive oil
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp oregano
grated Jack cheese, optional
diced tomatoes, optional
sour cream, optional

Saute onion and garlic in olive oil until tender. Add cumin, thyme and oregano. Saute 1 minute more. In food processor puree 2 cans of beans and chilies. Add 2 cans of whole beans broth, puree and onions withe seasonings to crock pot or soup pan. Simmer at least 30 minutes in soup pan or in crock pot until steaming. Top with cheese, tomatoes and sour cream as desired.

Servings: 6

Submitted by Dixie Jones

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