Cuban Black Bean Soup Recipe


Takes about 20 Minutes

Serves 4

Cuban Black Bean Soup Recipe
Posted by RecipeRobot

An excellent soup, and very straight-forward to cook!

Tagged: Main Meals Soup Cuban Beans

Prep Time: 15 minutes + Cook Time: 5 minutes = 20 minutes


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Sort and soak beans overnight; drain and discard soak water. In a
4-quart pot, saute onion in butter or marg until tender but not
browned. Add soaked beans, 4 cups water, bouillon cube, ham (cut into
4-6 chunks), bay leaves, thyme, oregano, salt & red pepper. Bring to
boil; reduce heat. Cover and simmer until beans are tender, 1 to
1-1/2 hour. Remove 1 c. beans from stew, mash in a bowl with potato
masher or fork. Add mashed beans to stew; stir to thicken. Remove ham
and dice. Remove bay leaves and red pepper, if used and discard. Add
diced meat, green pepper and rum (if desired) to beans. Cover and
simmer 15 minutes. Serve beans over rice and top with sour cream if


  • 1 lb Black beans
  • dried
  • 1 c Onion; chopped
  • 1 T Margarine or butter
  • 4 c Water
  • 1 ea Bouillon cube
  • beef
  • 12 oz Ham
  • cooked lean
  • 2 ea Bay leaves
  • 1/2 t Thyme
  • dried leaf
  • 1/2 t Oregano
  • dried leaf
  • 1/2 t Salt
  • 1 ea Red pepper
  • dried whole
  • 1 c Green pepper; chopped
  • 1/3 c Dark rum (optional)
  • 1 c Sour cream (optional)

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