Slow Cooker Cuban Black Bean Soup (Sopa de Frijoles)

Slow Cooker Cuban Black Bean Soup (Sopa de Frijoles)

Slow Cooker Cuban Black Bean Soup (Sopa de Frijoles)
There are so many variations to a Latin black bean soup; chorizo added in or not, spicy peppers - dried or fresh- or not, but one thing is for sure they are all rich in dimension and flavor. This is my vegan slow cooker version heavily influenced by living in Tampa where I have access to some amazing Cuban, Spanish, Colombian, Puerto Rican cuisine.
    Servings
    6people
    Cook Time
    HIGH 5-6 hrs
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    Servings
    6people
    Cook Time
    HIGH 5-6 hrs
    Meal Plan
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    Ingredients
    • 1pound dried black beans, rinsed and picked over
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
    • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeds removed, chopped
    • 1 green bell pepper, stem and membrane removed, chop
    • 2 bay leaf
    • 1tablespoon dried oregano
    • 1teaspoon dried coriander
    • 1tablespoon ground cumin
    • 1teaspoon sea salt
    • 3cup vegetable broth
    • 1 (15-ounce) can chopped tomatoes
    • 3tablespoon red wine vinegar
    • 2 avocados, pit removed, chopped, optional condiment
    • hot sauce, optional condiment
    • fresh cilantro, chopped, optional condiment
    • plain Greek yogurt, optional condiment
    Instructions
    1. Place the rinsed beans in a large slow cooker. Add in the chopped onion, 3 cups of water and the following 9 ingredients (through vegetable broth).
    2. Cover and cook on HIGH for 5-6 hours until beans are tender.
    3. During the last 30 minutes of cook time, add in the undrained chopped tomatoes and the red wine vinegar.
    4. Ladle into soup bowls and serve with optional condiments, if using.
    Recipe Notes

    * You can use all water (6 cups) to reduce the sodium content usually found in store bought broths (unless you are using a homemade stock) but you may want to adjust for additional salt.

    If you want to thicken the soup a bit remove a few cups of the soup and blend with an immersion blender. Return to slow cooker and combine well.

    I keep the meal light by adding a simple lettuce salad but the classic pairing with sopa de frijoles is a Cuban sandwich so if you want to experience a true Cuban meal find the best Cuban sandwich in your area and plan for a nap!

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