I don't know if this picture does this soup justice or not.
But the truth is, this was THE most delicious black bean soup EVER.
BLACK BEAN SOUP!
Here's my recipe:
1/2 cup onions, diced
1/2 cup red bell pepper, diced
2 jalapenos, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbs. chili powder
1 Tbs. cumin
1 can tomatoes
3-4 cups chicken stock (I used homemade stock that I had in the freezer!)
3 cups cooked black beans
salt and pepper to taste (be liberal!)
Juice and zest of half a lime
Saute the first four ingredients in BACON GREASE.
(LOADS of flavor, that bacon grease has. I save mine in a jar for such uses!)
Then add the rest of the ingredients and stir.
Using a hand blender, (OR, pour into a regular blender),
puree all the ingredients until smooth...or your desired texture.
Simmer for about 30 minutes.
Top with sour cream and cilantro, then ENJOY!
It's really super yummy!