PUREE OF FRIJOLES SOUP
1 can refried beans (any size, any type)
3/4 can water
Simmer a few minutes. Serve with garnish (e.g. cilantro, avocado, sliced scallion, etc.) so it doesn't look so much like a bowl of lava. This is cheaper than Campbells, and tastes just fine.
Optional enhancements (before simmering):
-- a blop of salsa or a splat of ketchup for a little tomato tang.
-- a small shot of sherry or brandy (to go into the soup)