This soup was a crowd-pleaser. I made a few slight changes:
added 4 cloves of garlic after the onions started to soften
used 4 cups of chicken broth with one cup of water
used 4 cans of black beans
used entire large jar of spicy salsa
added frozen corn
added cilantro to soup at the end of the cooking process
This was a total hit. I served the soup over yellow rice and it was incredibly filling.