Quick cream of bean soup

Recipe from Easy Cook

Preparation time: 10mins
Cooking time: 15mins
Total time: 25mins
Serves: 4

2 tbs olive oil
3 thin slices bacon, cut into small pieces
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 potato, peeled and cut into cubes
2 tsp tomato puree
Some fresh or dried thyme
1 small can of cooked beans
4-6 cups water
Salt and pepper

1. Sauté bacon in olive oil until brown.
2. Add onion and garlic, sauté for few minutes.
3. Add potatoes, tomato puree and thyme.
4. Drain beans and rinse under running water, add to the vegetables in the pot.
5. Add water, cover the pot and cook 15 -20 minutes or until potato is tender.
6. Remove thyme (if fresh) from the soup, cool slightly.
7. Mix the soup in a blender until smooth, season with salt and pepper.
8. Serve with croutons or toasted slices of black bread.