← Back to Search Results
Cuban
 Cuban Black Bean Soup Recipe-3962

Photo by: Joseph De Leo
Comments: 0
 

Recipe

Sopa De Frijoles Negros Al Estilo Cubano

I like a little heat in my black bean soup, so I add a tiny piece of Scotch bonnet chili pepper. If you don’t, leave it out. This is such a favorite of mine that a bowl of this and a little crusty bread is a meal. I also think of this as my “ice cream sundae” soup: Fill bowls with the soup and let people top them as they like.

Yield: Makes 6 to 8 servings

Ingredients

  • Black Beans
  • Two 14½-ounce cans chicken broth
  • ½ cup Sofrito
  • ½ cup canned Spanish-style tomato sauce
  • 3 tablespoons alcaparrado or chopped pimiento-stuffed olives (see Notes)
  • 1 tablespoon fine sea or kosher salt
  • Healthy dose of freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ Scotch bonnet or jalapeño pepper (optional)

Toppings (pick whichever you like):

  • Cooked white rice
  • Chopped red or white onion
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Sour cream
  • Olive oil
  • Spicy Pineapple Vinegar  (optional)

Directions

1. Make the black beans.

2. Stir the chicken broth, sofrito, tomato sauce, alcaparrado, salt, pepper, and chili pepper into the black beans. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Skim off any foam that rises to the surface. Continue boiling until the soup is nice and thick and has just enough liquid to cover the beans. Remove the pot from the heat and let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes so the beans soak up a little more of the liquid. Serve hot, ladled into warm bowls, and pass the toppings you have prepared.

Notes

Alcaparrado, a mixture of olives, pimientos, and capers sold in bottles, is widely available. There are versions made with pitted and unpittled olives. Go for the pitted version. If you can't find it, substitute an equal amount of coarsely chopped olives suffed with pimientos. Throw in a teaspoon of capers if you like.


© 2005 Daisy Martinez
 

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

This recipe serves 8. Nutritional information does not include Sofrito or any of the toppings. For nutritional information on Sofrito, please follow the link above.

48kcal (2%)
8mg (1%)
3mg (6%)
6mcg RAE (0%)
171mg
8mg
3g
2g
0g
5g
3mg (1%)
1159mg (48%)
0g (2%)
2g (3%)
0mg (2%)
 

Would you like to leave a comment about this recipe?

Notify me of new comments on this recipe. Add comment

We'd love to hear what you think!

Please or to add a comment to this recipe.
 

Sign up for
The Cookstr Weekly

Free handpicked cookbook recipes delivered straight to your inbox

Explore Cookbooks on Cookstr

the-gourmet-cookbook The Gourmet Cookbook
by Ruth Reichl
spice Spice
by Ana Sortun
the-mozza-cookbook The Mozza Cookbook
by Nancy Silverton
the-asian-grandmothers-cookbook The Asian Grandmothers Cook...
by Patricia Tanumihardja
how-to-be-a-domestic-goddess How to be a Domestic Goddess
by Nigella Lawson
complete-book-of-indian-cooking-350-recipes-from-the-regions-of-india Complete Book of Indian Coo...
by Suneeta Vaswani
le-bernardin-cookbook Le Bernardin Cookbook
by Eric Ripert, Maguy Le Coze
julias-kitchen-wisdom Julia's Kitchen Wisdom
by Julia Child
baked-new-frontiers-in-baking Baked: New Frontiers in Baking
by Matt Lewis, Renato Poliafito
daves-dinners-a-fresh-approach-to-home-cooked-meals Dave's Dinners: A Fresh App...
by Dave Lieberman
american-vegan-kitchen American Vegan Kitchen
by Tamasin Noyes
once-upon-a-tart-soups-salads-muffins-and-more-from-new-york-citys-favorite-bakeshop-and-cafe Once Upon a Tart: Soups, Sa...
by Frank Mentesana, Jerome Audureau
west-coast-cooking West Coast Cooking
by Greg Atkinson
living-raw-food Living Raw Food
by Sarma Melngailis
rice Rice
by Bonnie Tandy Leblang, Joanne Lamb Hayes
jacques-torres-a-year-in-chocolate-80-recipes-for-holidays-and-special-occasions Jacques Torres' A Year in C...
by Judith Choate, Jacques Torres
Close_overlay

Thanks for signing up!

You'll receive an activation email in your inbox shortly. Don't forget to click that link and activate your new Cookstr.com account!

Already a member? Sign in here
Close_overlay

Sign up for Cookstr!

  • Receive a free, handpicked selection of recipes in your inbox weekly
  • Save, share and comment on your favorite recipes in My Cookstr
  • Get updates on new cookbooks, Cookstr features, and other exclusives we know you'll love
Spinner
By signing up you accept the
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
New to Cookstr? Sign up here
Close_overlay
close
Thanks for commenting!
Would you like to share your comment on Facebook or Twitter?