From the kitchen of Jaime Barkwell.   This was in the 1st
Family Cookbook.  You can sprinkle shredded cheese on
the top of each bowl.  Jaime loves it with a scoop of sour
cream.
Drain & rinse:

Put them in a large pot and cover them with water.  Cook
on medium heat for 20-30 minutes.  Drain most of the
water.

Saute in a frying pan:
I onion, chopped
4-5 cloves garlic, minced
1 green pepper, chopped
olive oil
Add to beans.
Add:
1 tsp ground cumin
1 can vegetable broth
1 c hot salsa
Put about 2/3 of the above in a blender- you'll need to do
this is small batches.  Use the chop feature to blend
together.  Pour back into the pot.
Simmer for at least 30 minutes.

Optional:
Sprinkle
shredded cheese on top of each bowl of soup.
I love it with a scoop of
sour cream too!
"To me, old age is always 15 years
older than I am."
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