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Cuban-Style Black Bean Soup

This is a great recipe for low-sodium diets. Nutritional information per serving: 300 calories, 9g fat, 5mg cholesterol, 220mg sodium, 42g carbohydrates, 16g protein
Recipe uses Original Red Sauce
Original Red Sauce
Makes 8 servings.
Cuban-Style Black Bean Soup
Cuban-Style Black Bean Soup


1 cup dry black beans, sorted and rinsed
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 cups finely chopped onion
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
8 cups low-sodium chicken broth
2 tablespoons key lime juice
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
2 tablespoons dry sherry
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup sour cream, for garnish


Soak beans in a bowl of water overnight. Drain, rinse and set aside.

Place olive oil in a large stockpot over medium high heat. Add garlic and onion. Sauté 7-8 minutes. Add celery, red bell pepper and TABASCO® Sauce. Cook another 5 minutes. Add beans and chicken broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for about 1 1/2 hours. Add key lime juice, cilantro, sherry, oregano, cumin and black pepper. Continue simmering until beans are tender, about 30 more minutes.

Puree 1/2 of soup in a food processor or with an immersion blender. Combine with other half. Divide into 8 bowls and serve each with a dollop of sour cream.

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