Negra Modelo Chorizo & Black Bean Soup

Ingredients for 8 servings:
1. 2 cups diced chorizo sausage
2. 3 (12 ounce) bottles negra modelo beer
3. 2 (15 ounce) cans black beans (with juice)
4. 1 (15 ounce) can black beans (drained)
5. 2 (11 ounce) cans corn (drained)
6. 1 medium sweet onion, diced
7. 1 medium green bell pepper, diced
8. 3 carrots, chopped
9. 3 celery ribs, with leaves chopped
10. handful fresh cilantro, chopped (leaves and stems)
11. 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
12. 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
13. 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
14. 1 teaspoon whole cumin seed
15. 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
16. 2 teaspoons minced garlic
17. 3 teaspoons sea salt (or to taste)
18. 2 teaspoons lime juice
19. 2 quarts water
20. 2 tablespoons olive oil

Directions:
1. Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a large soup pot over med/high heat.
2. Add chorizo and cook until it begins to brown.
3. Lower heat just a touch and stir in onion, garlic and peppers, sauteing just until peppers are tender.
4. Add water and beer.
5. Stir in carrots, celery, corn, beans, cilantro and spices.
6. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for about an hour.
7. Eat, enjoy, and have plenty for leftovers (its even better the next day)!

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