Makes 4–6 servings
Cilantro, minced (optional)
In a large pot, sauté onion and garlic in oil until brown. In a blender, combine 1 c water/vegetable broth and 2 cans of beans. Blend until smooth. Add to onion mixture. Stir in tomatoes, chilis, remaining beans, spices and remaining water/broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Serve with cilantro.