If you want to add some creamy goodness to your beans without adding good cream, try taking about half a cup of your cooked beans and some of the broth and mash it with a fork in a bowl. Now add it back to the pot and stir well. Your clear bean broth is now soupier and richer.
Frankly, I love clear bean broth when the beans are heirloom and fresh but a fellow likes a change once in awhile. This is also a nice trick for vegans who aren’t eating cream, yogurt or other dairy products. The mashing doesn’t taste like dairy but the texture does seem a little more indulgent.
The beans in the photo are Domingo Rojo.