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Cuban Black Bean Soup

2014-09-01

Recipe Info

  • Servings : 8
  • Prep Time : 30m
  • Cook Time : 2:15 h
  • Ready In : 2:45 h

What better way to warm up with this delicious black bean soup.

Ingredients

  • 500 grams black beans
  • 1 kilo(s) ham bone
  • 60 mL olive oil
  • 2 medium brown onions, chopped finely
  • 1 medium red pepper, chopped finely
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon(s) ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon(s) red pepper flakes
  • 400 grams or 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • 10 cup(s) water
  • 1 tablespoon(s) dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon(s) black pepper
  • 60 mL lime juice
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped finely
  • 1/2 cup(s) chopped fresh coriander

Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to hot; roast ham bone on oven tray, uncovered, 30 minutes.

Step 2

Meanwhile, heat oil in large saucepan; cook onion, pepper and garlic, stirring, about 5 minutes or until vegetables soften. Add cumin and chili; cook, stirring, 1 minute. Add beans and ham bone to pan with undrained tomatoes, the water, oregano and black pepper; bring to the boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered for 30 minutes. (Can be made ahead to this stage. Cover; refrigerate overnight.)

Step 3

Remove ham bone from soup; shred ham from bone. Discard bone; add ham to soup, stirring until heated through. Stir juice, tomato and coriander into soup just before serving.

 

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