Free Recipe Cuban Black Bean Soup

Recipe Type: Free Stew Recipes
Recipe Preparation: boil
Cooking Temperature:
Recipe Serves: 4

Ingredients for Cuban Black Bean Soup Recipe

1 lb Beans, dried black
1/2 ts Thyme, dried leaf
1 c Onion; chopped
1/2 ts Oregano, dried leaf
1 tb Margarine or butter
1/2 ts Salt
4 c Water
1 Pepper, dried whole red
1 Bouillon cube, beef
1 c Pepper, green bell; chopped
12 oz Ham, cooked lean
1/3 c Dark rum (optional)
2 Bay leaves
1 c Sour cream (optional)

Cuban Black Bean Soup Preparation

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 desired.

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