Black Bean Soup

from HaveRecipes-WillCook

1 tablespoon bacon fat (or olive oil)

1 small yellow onion, chopped

½ sweet red pepper, chopped

½ teaspoon cumin

¼ teaspoon chipotle powder

4 14oz cans black beans, rinsed and drained

3 cups chicken broth

½ cup chopped cilantro

Juice of one lime

Salt to taste

Heat the bacon fat or olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.  Add the onion and red pepper and cook until softened.   Add the cumin and chipotle powder, and heat for a minute, or until the spices are fragrant.  Add the black beans and the chicken both and bring to a boil.  Add the cilantro.  In a blender or using an immersion blender, blend the mixture until it’s smooth.  Add the lime-juice and salt (I added a ½ teaspoon of salt).  Serve garnished with sour cream, minced sweet red pepper, and cilantro sprigs.  Makes 6 to 8 servings.