Cuban Black Bean Soup

Eddie Szczerba


The real deal!

pinch tips: Perfect Bacon Every Time



makes quite a bit of soup!


45 Min


1 Hr 30 Min


1 large
sweet onion chopped
5-6 clove
garlic halved
3 large
carrots, cubed
celery ribs sliced
1 small
bunch cilantro, fresh,chopped
2 medium
tomatoes, canned and chopped, with liquid
2 pkg
black beans,pre-soaked overnight
bay leaves
2 Tbsp
cumin ground
1 Tbsp
black pepper
1 Tbsp
1 c
bacon fat
2 lb
pulled pork
6 qt
chicken stock
2 c
red wine, dry or dry sherry
slurry or roux to thicken

Directions Step-By-Step

The first step to this wonderful soup is to soften or cook the beans to speed the process of making it quicker. Pre-soaking the beans overnight is one way or you can boil them for thirty minutes or so keeping an eye on the level of water when doing it this way.You don't want to burn the beans!
Now in a large stock pot,saute the onion,garlic,peppers,carrots and celery in the bacon fat and spices until tender. Add in half of the cooked beans,the wine,and chicken stock.Bring to a rapid boil,stirring frequently.
Remove the bay leaves and discard.Using a whip stick(electric hand held mixer)puree the soup as beat you can,try and get all of the vegetables and as much of the beans as you can.
Add the remaining beans leaving them whole,bring it up to a boil and thicken with your choice of thickener.Add the chopped cilantro and incorporate into the soup.
Now you are ready to serve.Sour cream,fresh chopped sweet onion and cilantro with either a pico di gallo or a salsa is excellent on top as well which is how I served this.Blue corn tortilla chips are always good with this soup as well is queso fresca.(Mexican cheese)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Bean Soups
Other Tag: For Kids