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Cuban Black Bean Soup

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Cuban Black Bean Soup
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 2 hr 35 min
  • Ingredients 14
  • Servings 8
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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped (1 cup)
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 2/3 cups dried black beans (1 lb), sorted and rinsed
  • 1 cup finely chopped cooked ham
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/4 cup dark rum or apple cider
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
  • 1 large tomato, chopped (1 cup)
  • Chopped Hard-Cooked Eggs (page 220), if desired
  • Additional chopped onions, if desired

Directions

  • 1
    In 4-quart Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat. Cook 1 cup chopped onion and the garlic in oil 4 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onion is tender.
  • 2
    Stir in remaining ingredients except eggs and additional chopped onions; heat to boiling. Boil 2 minutes; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 2 hours or until beans are tender.
  • 3
    Serve soup topped with eggs and onions.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    Slow Cooker Directions: Decrease water to 1 3/4 cups. In 3 1/2- to 6-quart slow cooker, mix all ingredients except eggs and additional chopped onions. Cover and cook on High heat setting 6 to 8 hours or until beans are tender. Serve soup topped with eggs and onions.

Nutrition Information

290 Calories, 6g Total Fat, 19g Protein, 40g Total Carbohydrate, 6g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving (about 1 1/2 cups)
Calories
290
Calories from Fat
50
Total Fat
6g
9%
Saturated Fat
1g
6%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
610mg
26%
Potassium
750mg
21%
Total Carbohydrate
40g
13%
Dietary Fiber
14g
57%
Sugars
6g
Protein
19g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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