Black Bean Soup + Corn Tortillas

Difficulty: MEDIUM

Black Bean Soup
1 T olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
4 garlic cloves, chopped
2 t ground cumin
1/2 t jalapeno powder
2 cans black beans, undrained
1 can diced tomatoes in juice
1 1/2 c water
1 boullion cube
salt to taste

heat oil in big pot, saute onion, carrots, garlic
add spices and sizzle until fragrant
add remaning stuff, bring to boil, covered, for 15 minutes
remove from heat and stick immersion blender in for a few seconds, leave some chunks

Corn Tortillas
1 ½ c masa harina
¼ t salt
2 T shortening
1 c hot water, or more as needed
Flour for kneading

combine flour and salt, fork in shortening
add water slowly until dough comes together
knead for 2 minutes, wrap in plastic and allow to cool
break off bits and press flat between wax paper using a rolling pin or your hands.
cook in non-stick skillet for 1-2 minutes on each side

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