Best Black Bean Soup

Native to the Americas, black beans have been used to make the soup that has long been a staple of the cuisine of southern Mexico and the Caribbean. The beans produce a thick rich broth with its own satisfying flavor which means that traditional recipes usually call for a simple mix of ingredients, usually chopped onions, celery and peppers plus dried spices. The addition of red wine in this recipe from the Seattle Times adds even more depth of flavor.