Black Bean Soup

Fat Boys BBQ Recipe

1 large Vidalia onion, peeled, ends discarded, chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 stick salted butter
2  (16 oz.) cans vegetarian beans, rinse and drain juices
1 (15 1/2 oz.) can butter beans, include juices
1 (14 1/2 oz.) can great northern beans, include juices
1 (14 1/2 oz.) can black beans, include juices
2 (14 1/2 oz.) cans diced tomatoes, core pieces removed, drained
2 tablespoons garlic, minced
1 tablespoon dried parsley, chopped fine
11/2 teaspoon Accent Flavor Enhancer
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 teaspoons ground black pepper, to taste
salt, to taste

In a large Dutch oven place olive oil and butter to melt. Add all of the dry ingredients. Saute the onion until it starts to turn translucent. Add garlic, stir for an additional 2 minutes. Add all other ingredients. Stir thoroughly and constantly over medium high heat and bring to a rolling boil.
Reduce heat, cover tightly and slow simmer for 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and let stand covered, at least 1 hour for flavors to set.