This soup has fire roasted tomatoes, which remind me of cool evenings sitting by a bonfire. It has black beans and orange pumpkin, the colors of Halloween. Spices like allspice, cinnamon and sage. This soup IS Autumn.
Place beans, water, onion, garlic and spices into a large pot and bring to a boil. Boil for 10 Minutes.
Put this into a large crock pot and cook for 4 hours. 30 minutes before time to serve, in a food processor place the tomatoes, pumpkin, sugar and balsamic vinegar and blend until smooth. Now add this to the crock pot and let this cook with the beans for the rest of the cooking time.
Serve with a squeeze of fresh lime and or a dollop of MVC's Sour Cream .