You don't need much to make beans taste good, they already have that covered.
3 cans of navy or cannelloni beans, drained and rinsed.
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 carrot, grated
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon fresh black pepper
2 1/4 cups water
In your soup pot saute/cook the onion, garlic, carrot and salt and pepper in the olive oil until the onion is transparent.
Add the beans and 2 1/4 cups water, bring to a boil, then simmer covered a half hour to 40 minutes, until the beans start to lose their structure.
Turn off the heat and use your potato masher to break the beans up into a porridge like consistency.
Serve with a drizzle of olive oil, some cilantro, and sprinkle on some cayenne for some spice and color, and grate some fresh Parmesan cheese. This kind of soup really brings the taste of the Parmesan to the forefront. And it's a fun ritual.
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