Heart and Soul Black Bean Soup

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45 mins

This soup is so easy to put together. Warms your heart and soul. Toppings are all optional, you don't want to miss out though :) Made for RSC #11

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  1. In large pot, heat oil with medium heat and add shallots and garlic.
  2. Saute until translucent, approx 2 minutes.
  3. Add chopped ham and saute for another 2 minutes.
  4. Add all beans. To drain black beans, place hand on top of opened can,
  5. slowly turn over and let the juice flow out between your fingers. It's kind of fun :).
  6. Mix well; the refried beans will need to be broken up.
  7. Add creamed corn and chopped sun dried tomatoes.
  8. Add cayenne pepper to taste.
  9. Add chicken stock and bring to simmer, stirring occasionally for 20 minutes.
  10. Serve in bowls topped with grated Gouda and a squeeze of lime juice.
  11. I would suggest all the toppings too :).
  12. Toppings: (Optional).
  13. Avocado, cubed.
  14. Cilantro, torn into small pieces.
  15. Fat free sour cream.
  16. Tortilla chips.
  17. Big Spoon :).