Meatless Monday Black Bean Soup
After soaking, or the next day, drain the beans and cover them with fresh water. Bring the beans to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat. You want the beans to simmer gently for most of the cooking process. Cover the pot and simmer the beans for an hour. Add more water if needed, to keep the beans covered. Remove and set aside. Beans should be tender at this point.
Saute until the vegetables become somewhat tender and very fragrant, about 5 minutes.