4 cups Black Beans ¼ pound Bacon cut into large cubes each Large carrots rough chop each Celery stalks large chop each Yellow onions large chop tsp whole cumin seeds each Thyme sprig cups Chicken stock cups Hot Water Tbs Red Pepper Flakes
In large pot sauté bacon until fat starts to render. Add cumin, stir for a minute, add rest of vegetables and sauté until onions are soft, add liquids and red pepper flakes. Bring to boil reduce to simmer and cook until beans are soft all the way through. Taste and season lightly. Puree in a blender, and pour through strainer. Taste for seasoning add salt if needed. Using an 8oz. Ladle pour into warm bowls and garnish with Spicy Sour Cream, and fresh chopped cilantro.
For spicy sour cream topping:
½ cup Sour Cream Tbs NW Elixirs Hott Sauce #1 each Lime Juiced
Combine together in small glass bowl. Then spoon over the top of hot soup.