Cuban Black Bean Soup

Cuban Black Bean Soup Recipe

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Rosanne Cleveland-King

By
@peachesandolivia

A family favorite all through the year.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Serves:
6
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
2 Hr

Ingredients

7 can(s)
black beans
1 large
onion
1 medium
green bell pepper
1 Tbsp
butter
4 c
water
1
beef bouillon, cube
2
bay leaves
1/2 tsp
thyme, dried
1/2 tsp
oregano, dried
1/2 tsp
salt
2
peppers, dried whole new mexican (not hot)
1 c
sour cream, optional
1
ham bone

How to Make Cuban Black Bean Soup

Step-by-Step

  • 1I highly recommend using a whole ham bone instead of ham slices or pieces. There is quite a difference in taste. You can buy these from a ham store like Heavenly Ham.
  • 2Saute chopped onion in butter until tender but not browned. Add beans, water, bouillon cube, ham bone, bay leaves, thyme, oregano, salt and the New Mexico peppers.
  • 3Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for one hour. Remove bay leaves, ham bone, and the New Mexico pepper. Dice ham. Chop green bell pepper.
  • 4Using a blending stick hand blender, blend the ingredients in the soup for just a bit. If you don't have a stick blender, take out a cup of beans and mash them, and return to pot. This helps to thicken the soup. Add diced ham, green pepper and simmer another 15 minutes or more.
  • 5I serve this as soup, but you can serve the beans over rice if you like. Top with a dollop of sour cream.

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About Cuban Black Bean Soup

Course/Dish: Bean Soups
Other Tag: Healthy