Cuban White Bean Soup

White bean soup
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  • 2 hrs 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 2 hrs
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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Here is an easy yet hearty recipe for white bean soup that melds the flavors of navy beans, pork, onions, garlic, and seasonings.

What You'll Need

  • 1 pound dried white beans (soaked overnight)
  • 2 1/2 quarts of water
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 6 ounces salt pork
  • 2 ham hocks
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 medium white onion (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • Salt to taste
  • White pepper to taste

How to Make It

1. Drain and rinsed the white beans that have been soaking overnight. 

2. Place the beans, water, bay leaves, salt pork, and ham hocks in a soup pot and bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce the heat to low. Cover and simmer for 1 1/2 hours.

3. Remove the salt pork and discard. Remove the ham hocks and shred the meat from the bones. Put the shredded meat back into the soup pot.

4. In a skillet, heat the olive oil.

Sautee the onions and garlic until soft and translucent. Add to the soup pot.

5. Add the cumin, oregano, salt, and white pepper to the pot. Simmer for 15 minutes.

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 612
Total Fat 34 g
Saturated Fat 10 g
Unsaturated Fat 18 g
Cholesterol 30 mg
Sodium 935 mg
Carbohydrates 58 g
Dietary Fiber 16 g
Protein 21 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)