Black Bean Soup

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1 1/3 C Vegetable broth, divided
1 large Onion, chopped
2 cloves Garlic, minced
1/2 tsp Oregano, crushed
1/4 tsp dried Thyme, crushed
1/4 tsp Cumin
Cayenne pepper
1 1/2 C Black beans, cooked and drained


In a large saucepan over moderate heat, heat 2 to 4 teaspoons of the broth until hot. Add the onion and garlic and cook, uncovered, until the onion is soft. Stir in the oregano, thyme, cumin and cayenne pepper to taste and cook for 1 minute, stirring continuously. Place half the cooked beans in a blender and puree for 30 seconds. Add the bean puree, the remaining beans, and the remaining chicken broth to the saucepan, reduce heat to low, and cook, uncovered, for 15 minutes.

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