Guess what I think about beans?
I think they are Nature's perfect food.
There. I said it.
Ridicule me if you will, but you cannot deny that few other food items have the combination of magical properties like the humble bean. Yes, magical properties.
You stop it. I know what you think I meant by "magical properties." Quite the juvenile sense of humor you have there.
I love this recipe. Okay, "love" might be a little on the strong side, but I like this so stinking much that I have the recipe memorized and no longer have to look it up. It's simple, easy, tasty, and good for you. And it keeps you full. Huzzah.
3 tablespoons olive oil*
1 medium white onion, chopped
1 tablespoon cumin
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
2 (14 1/2 ounce) cans black beans
2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
salt and pepper to taste
juice of 1 lime
chopped cilantro to taste
*I usually don't measure the olive oil; instead, I pour in a good enough glug to cover the bottom of the cooking pan. I think you know this by now.
1. Heat the olive oil in a 3 quart saucepan over medium heat. Add chopped onions.
2. Saute the onions until they are soft and translucent, about 3-5 minutes.
3. Add the cumin and stir continuously for 30 seconds.
4. Add garlic and cook for another 30-60 seconds.
5. Add the chicken broth and 2 cans of beans.
6. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
7. Stir well and bring the soup to a boil.
8. Lower to a simmer and cook for 40-45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
10. Remove soup from heat and let it cool for about 5 minutes.
11. Add the lime juice and cilantro; stir.
12. Serve warm.
*Note - If the soup doesn't seem thick enough, I will sometimes mash a few of the cooked beans with a pestle to thicken it up.
Now go and enjoy Nature's perfect food.
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