Cuban-Style Meatless Black Bean Soup

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 71.5
  • Total Fat: 1.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 0.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 11.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.7 g
  • Protein: 3.6 g

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This is a heart healthy recipe. Serve over white of brown rice and garnish with chopped cilantro. This is a heart healthy recipe. Serve over white of brown rice and garnish with chopped cilantro.
Number of Servings: 8


    2 cups dry black beans
    1/2 cup chopped onion
    2 Cloves garlic, crushed
    2 tsp olive oil
    1 tsp ground cumin
    1 large or 2 small bay leaves
    1 Tbsp sugar
    1 Tbsp white vinegar
    1 tsp thyme
    1/4 tsp kosher salt
    1 tsp ground coriander
    1/8 tsp black pepper
    1 Tbsp fresh Cilantro


place black beans in a soup pot and soak overnight. After soaking remove from pot, rinse well, and set aside. Spray the soup pot with nonstick cooking spray and then add 2 tsp olive oil. Saute onion and garlic until soft. Add beans to the pot and continue to saute for another 2 minutes, stirring constantly to prevent beans from sticking. Add water to cover beans about 1 inch. Add remaining ingredients, except cilantro, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 1 to 1-1/2 hours or until beans are tender. If a thicker soup is desired, remove some of the beans and puree in a blender. Stir to combine after adding puree to pot. Serve over rice and garnish with cilantro if desired.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user WVEXTEX.

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Following this recipe to the letter using just what spices and the amounts called for it was bland. The next time I make this I would double the garlic, salt, pepper and probably double all spices except the sugar and if I used it at all it would be splenda brown. - 3/13/07

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    Great recipe - 2/7/21

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    I'm going to try this using more spices as suggested by Faithwalkin. It sounds good. - 11/13/19

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    Skipped the sugar, 4 cloves garlic, 1 whole onion. Good flavor. - 8/13/19

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    Interesting - 7/11/19