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Sopa de Chicharos (Cuban Split Pea Soup)

Sopa de Chicharos (Cuban Split Pea Soup)

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.

Navy Bean Soup

Navy Bean Soup

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

Potaje de Lentejas

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.