Addy enjoys using the blender and sampling the beans as we add them. She would rather eat the beans whole than in a soup so I set out a portion for her before making the soup for us.
It's also a nice warming meal for fall with some cornbread and a salad.
Easy Bean Soup
1 can black beans
1 can kidney beans
2 cups vegetable broth
1 cup salsa
1 cup half/half
optional toppings: jalapeños, sour cream, limes, cilantro
Drain beans and blend together with vegetable broth. I like the salsa chunks in the soup but if you prefer a smoother soup blend the salsa as well. Pour into sauce pan and heat gently on the stove stirring occasionally. Stir in half and half and heat just to desired serving temperature. Serve with optional toppings. Enjoy.