Cuban Style Black Bean Soup

Veganmofo Day 14:

I bought “Viva Vegan” by Terry Hope Romero recently and have started to make recipes from it. The first recipe I made from the book is this yummy green pepper-onion relish called “Sofrito”. This recipe is super simple to put together and once you have stocked it in your fridge/ freezer, you can use it as a base for a ton of dishes.
Cuban Style Black Bean Soup

Here’s how I made Sofrito:

Veganmofo Day 14: I bought “Viva Vegan” by Terry Hope Romero recently and have started to make recipes from it. The first recipe I made from the book is this yummy green pepper-onion relish called “Sofrito”. This recipe is super simple to put together and once you have stocked it in your fridge/ fre...

Cuban Style Black Bean Soup

Summary

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  • Coursesoups & stews
  • CuisineCuban
  • Yield4~6 serving s 4~6 serving
  • Cooking Time45 minutesPT0H45M
  • Preparation Time10 minutesPT0H10M
  • Total Time55 minutesPT0H55M

Ingredients

Sofrito:
Green peppers – medium, seeded and chopped finely
5
Onions – large, diced
2
Garlic, peeled and chopped coarsely
4 cloves
Paprika
1tsp
Ground Cumin
1tsp
Ground Coriander
1tsp
Olive oil
¼ cup
Salt & Pepper
to taste
Black Bean Soup:
Prepared Sofrito
1½ - 2 cups
Tomatoes – ripe, chopped
2
Tomato paste
2tbsps
Black beans (or equivalent cooked), rinsed and drained
2 16oz. cans of
Vegetable broth
2 cups
Red wine vinegar or fresh Lime juice
2tbsps
Dried Oregano
1½ tsps
Paprika
1tsp
Salt & Pepper
to taste

Steps

    To make Sofrito:
  1. In a large heavy skillet, add oil, garlic, green peppers, onions, salt and pepper. Cook on medium-high heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Lower the heat to low and cook for another 25 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally until the veggies cook down and become mushy.
  3. Cool completely and store in a glass container for up to 2 weeks or freeze in 1-2 cup ziplock bags.
To make Black bean Soup:
  1. Heat a soup pot, add sofrito (thawed if frozen), tomato paste and tomatoes; cook until tomatoes turn mushy.
  2. Add black beans, broth and the ground spices along with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Next add red wine vinegar; mix well and simmer for another 5-10 minutes.
Cuban Style Black Bean Soup

Serve hot with steamed rice or as is with some cheese and sour cream. It tastes pretty good without any added garnishes. Perfect for this chilly weather. Have a wonderful weekend.

Cuban Style Black Bean Soup
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