Cuban White Bean Soup
Easy Cuban recipe for white bean soup that combines navy beans, pork, and seasonings for a hearty bean soup.
- Serves: 6 persons
- 1pound dried white beans (soaked overnight)
- 2 ½quarts of water
- 2bay leaves
- 6ounces salt pork
- 2ham hocks
- ¼cup olive oil
- 4cloves garlic (minced)
- 1medium white onion (minced)
- 1teaspoon ground cumin
- 2teaspoons dried oregano
- Salt to taste
- Freshly ground black pepper to taste
Step 1Gather the ingredients.
Step 2Drain and rinse white beans that have been soaking overnight.
Step 3Place beans, water, bay leaves, salt pork, and ham hocks in a soup pot and bring to a boil over medium heat.
Step 4Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 1 1/2 hours.
Step 5Remove salt pork and discard.
Step 6Remove ham hocks and shred meat from bones.
Step 7Put shredded meat back into soup pot.
Step 8In a skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Sauté onions and garlic until soft and translucent.
Step 9Add onions to soup pot, along with cumin, oregano, salt, and pepper. Simmer for 15 minutes.