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Cuban Black Bean Soup
Recipe Courtesy of Reasor's
    Ingredients
  • 1 pound Beans, dried black
  • 1 cup Onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Margarine or Butter
  • 4 cups Water
  • 1 Beef Bouillon Cube
  • 12 ounces Ham, cooked lean
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dried Thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Whole Red Pepper, dried
  • 1 cup Pepper, green bell, chopped
  • 1/3 cup Dark Rum (optional)
  • 1 cup Sour Cream (optional)

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    Directions
  1. Sort and soak beans overnight; drain and discard soak water.
  2. In a 4-quart pot, sauté onion in butter or margarine until tender but not browned.
  3. Add soaked beans, 4 cups water, bouillon cube, ham (cut into 4-6 chunks), bay leaves, thyme, oregano, salt & red pepper.
  4. Bring to boil; reduce heat.
  5. Cover and simmer until beans are tender, 1 to 1-1/2 hour.
  6. Remove 1 cup beans from stew, mash in a bowl with potato masher or fork.
  7. Add mashed beans to stew; stir to thicken.
  8. Remove ham and dice.
  9. Remove bay leaves and red pepper, if used, and discard.
  10. Add diced meat, green pepper and rum (if desired) to beans.
  11. Cover and simmer 15 minutes.
  12. Serve beans over rice and top with sour cream if desired.
Servings: 4