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Slow-Cooker Cuban Black Bean Soup
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Slow-Cooker Cuban Black Bean Soup

11 Hr(s) 30 Min(s)
30 Min(s) Prep
11 Hr(s) Cook
Healthy Living
Just a bit of skillet sautéing in the morning yields this glorious Cuban black bean soup in the slow cooker when you get home.
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12 servings
Original recipe yields 12 servings
1/4 cup KRAFT Italian Vinaigrette Dressing made with Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 each green and red pepper, finely chopped
1 white onion, finely chopped
1 can (14.5 oz.) petite diced tomatoes, drained
8 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. dried oregano leaves
1 lb. dried black beans, soaked (See tip.)
1-1/2 qt. (6 cups) fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 pkg. (7-1/2 oz.) OSCAR MAYER CARVING BOARD Slow Cooked Ham, chopped
2 bay leaves
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Let's Make It
1
Heat dressing in large skillet on medium heat. Add peppers and onions; cook 5 to 6 min. or until vegetables are crisp-tender, stirring frequently. Stir in tomatoes, garlic, cumin and oregano; cook 5 min., stirring occasionally. Add to slow cooker. Stir in beans, broth, ham and bay leaves; cover with lid.
2
Cook on LOW 10 hours (or on HIGH 5 hours). Remove and discard bay leaves.
3
Blend half the soup, in small batches, in blender until smooth. Return each blended batch to remaining soup in slow cooker; stir.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
How to Soak Dried Beans
Dried beans, other than lentils and split peas, must be soaked before cooking. To soak: Wash beans well; place in bowl. Add enough water to cover beans by 3 inches; cover. Let stand 8 hours. Drain. To quick-soak: Wash beans well; place in saucepan. Add enough water to cover beans by 3 inches; cover. Bring to boil on medium-high heat. Boil 2 min. Let stand 1 hour. Drain.
Tip 2
Special Extra
For easy cleanup, line slow cooker with plastic liner bag before filling with ingredients and cooking as directed.
Tip 3
Serving Suggestion
Serve over hot cooked long-grain white rice. Top with chopped red onions, chopped fresh cilantro and fresh lime wedges. (Nutrition information is for soup only.)
Nutrition
Calories
180
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.5g
2%
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 10mg
3%
Sodium 510mg
22%
Total Carbohydrates 28g
10%
Dietary Fibers 7g
25%
Sugars 3g
6%
Protein 13g
26%
Vitamin A
10%
Vitamin C
30%
Calcium
6%
Iron
15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Servings
12 servings, 1 cup each
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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