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Slow-Cooker Cuban Black Bean Soup

slow-cooker cuban black bean soup Entree
Slow-Cooker Cuban Black Bean Soup
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 6 hr 15 min
  • Servings 8

This all-day slow-cooker recipe isn’t your average bean soup—it’s wildly flavorful and extra hearty, and we’d bet it’ll become your favorite on the first try. The secret is in cooking the beans with a bone-in ham shank that infuses flavor into every bite. The key to getting the perfect consistency, mashing the beans, is a can’t-skip step that’s super easy. Finish your bowl with the toppings of your choice, like pico de gallo, sour cream, avocado or a squeeze of lime juice, and prepare to be impressed! MORE+ LESS-

Updated November 9, 2018
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Ingredients

Soup

1
carton (32 oz) Progresso™ chicken broth
1
ham shank (about 1 1/2 lb)
3
cans (15 oz each) Progresso™ black beans, drained, rinsed
1
can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen™ organic fire roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
1
medium onion, chopped
2
teaspoons ground cumin
1
teaspoon garlic powder
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1
tablespoon fresh lime juice

Toppings

Fresh pico de gallo, sour cream, sliced avocado, lime slices, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    In 5-quart slow cooker, mix all Soup ingredients except lime juice. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 6 to 8 hours or until ham easily pulls away from bone.
  • 2
    Remove ham shank from slow cooker. Pull ham away from bone; chop, discarding the bone. With potato masher, carefully mash black beans inside slow cooker insert. Stir in 1 cup of the ham and the lime juice. Serve soup with Toppings.

Expert Tips

  • Ham shanks vary in size, and some may have more meat than others. Save any remaining ham for another use.
  • To add more spicy heat, stir in an additional 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, or top with a medium or hot fresh pico de gallo.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 1/4 Cups
Calories
190
Calories from Fat
30
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
5%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
35mg
11%
Sodium
950mg
40%
Potassium
330mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate
21g
7%
Dietary Fiber
5g
22%
Sugars
2g
Protein
20g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 2 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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