Black Bean Soup
1 pound black beans
3 quarts water
1 ounce olive oil
½ ounce garlic
1 ½ ounce chopped onion
1 ounce green pepper
½ ounce salt
1/8 teaspoon cumin
¼ teaspoon oregano
¼ ounce sugar
¼ teaspoon pepper
Soak beans in water overnight in a 4-quart pot.
Bring beans to a boil in the pot, using the same liquid that beans were soaked with and then simmer.
Heat oil and then brown garlic in a pan
Puree onion and peppers, then add puree mixture to oil and garlic in pan, sauté for 4 minutes. Then add mixture to the beans simmering in the pot.
Add salt, cumin, oregano, sugar and pepper to the mixture in pot.
Stir, simmer until beans are tender.