I haven't made this yet, (it's from shellee), but it sounds really good, and my kids love black beans
Black Bean Soup
1-2 tbls oil
2 cans black beans
2 garlic cloves
8-12 ounces of salsa(depending on how much salsa you like. I always just eye it. Use whatever spice level you prefer)
Garnish with cilantro and monterey jack cheese(I use pepper jack because I like ti spicy).
Super easy. Mince you garlic . Heat the oil and saute the garlic. Add the black beans and salsa. Bring it to a boil. Then take out about half of the soup and puree the beans( I like lots of whole beans so I leave a little more in. Puree more if you like it more creamy). Add the beans back to the soup. Let it simmer for a while and garnish with cilantro and cheese. I think the cilantro is what makes the soup good. Really easy and fast. Drip chips in it as well or a dang quesadilla.