Mexican Bean Soup
You can add hot sausage to it and change the legumes for others you may prefer. The bacon is important since it provides a smoky taste that is very characteristic of this type of soup.
Add the onions, garlic and peppers. Mix and cook for about 2 -3 minutes.
Add the beans and blend everything together.
Add the bovril and the water.
Cover, bring to a boil, then lower the heat to medium-low.
Make sure you keep the lid slightly off to let some of the water evaporate.
After about 45-60 minutes, the soup will begin to thicken slightly. Take it off the heat immediately.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Excellent with hot naan bread and a salad. Even better when re-heated.
Makes approx. 8 large servings.