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Gluten Free Cuban Black Bean Soup
Gluten Free Cuban Black Bean Soup Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs 20 mins
Soaking Time
8 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 35 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Cuban
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 632 kcal
Author: Carol Kicinski
  • 1 bag Hurst Family Harvest Chipotle Lime Black Bean Soup Mix
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 white onion diced
  • 4 gloves garlic minced
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup rice
  • 2 cups cooked turkey or chicken optional
  • Salt & pepper
  • Hot sauce optional – to taste
  • Vegetable oil
  • 2 plantains sliced about ¼ inch thick diagonally
  • 2 avocados
  • 1 lime
  • ¼ cup sour cream or dairy free sour cream
  • ½ cup cilantro leaves
  1. Reserve the flavor packet from the bean soup mix and soak the beans in water for 8 – 24 hours. Rinse and drain the beans.
  2. Heat the oil in a large Dutch oven or soup pan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes or until softened. Add the garlic and red peppers and cook for another minute. Add the beans, the flavor packet and 8 cusp of water. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer for 1 ½ hours. Add the rice and continue to cook for 40 minutes or until the beans are tender. Add more water if necessary. Stir in the turkey or chicken (if using) and cook for another 5 minutes or until heated through. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and hot sauce.
  3. Pour about ¼ inch of vegetable oil in a small skillet and heat over medium heat until hot. Fry the plantain slices in the hot oil in batches until golden brown, about 2 minutes per sides. Drain on paper towels.
  4. Mash the avocado with the juice of the lime and the sour cream.
  5. Serve the soup topped with fried plantains, avocado cream and cilantro leaves.
Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Cuban Black Bean Soup Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 632 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 33mg11%
Sodium 578mg24%
Potassium 1654mg47%
Carbohydrates 89g30%
Fiber 15g60%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 1760IU35%
Vitamin C 49.2mg60%
Calcium 145mg15%
Iron 4.5mg25%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.