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Cuban Split Pea Soup

Cuban Split Pea Soup

This Cuban style split pea soup, or potaje de chicharos in Spanish, is a thick soup that’s loaded with vegetables and smoked pork. In this recipe, yellow split peas are cooked with onions, carrots, celery, garlic, potatoes and smoked ham shanks to make a delicious, filling and affordable meal your family will love.

Navy Bean Soup

Navy Bean Soup

This navy bean soup is hearty and delicious. It’s perfect as a starter soup or as a meal. In this recipe navy beans are paired with smoked ham, vegetables and a combination of spices. 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.