This Cuban style split pea soup is called sopa de chicharos, potaje de chicharos, or simply chicharos in Spanish. It’s a thick soup that’s loaded with split peas, vegetables and smoked pork. It makes a hearty, nutritious and affordable meal.
Tag: smoked ham
This navy bean soup is made with smoked ham shanks, vegetables and spices. It’s a hearty and delicious soup the whole family will enjoy. Like with many bean soups, you can’t rush the process, so make this navy bean soup on a leisurely afternoon. Your time will be rewarded with a big pot of soup that will feed your body and soul!
Potaje de Lentejas – a potaje is a Cuban-style bean stew. Typical ingredients include beans, meat (usually an inexpensive cut) and vegetables – mainly root vegetables. For this stew, we use lentils, ham shanks, potatoes, carrots and pumpkin. Plus we add aromatics and spices: onions, garlic, oregano, cumin and a bay leaf to flavor this stew beautifully.