This recipe is based on the black beans that I eat at my favorite Cuban restaurant. Spoon over rice or eat straight.

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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the beans with the water and let soak overnight. Beans will double in size so be sure to use a large enough bowl. In the morning, drain and rinse the beans.

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  • In a large pot over high heat, combine the beans, chicken, sausage, bay leaves, cumin, onion, garlic and sherry. Add enough water to cover all ingredients.

  • Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for about 30 minutes, or until beans are tender. Add tomato paste to soup and stir until dissolved.

Nutrition Facts

621 calories; 24.8 g total fat; 83 mg cholesterol; 856 mg sodium. 60.7 g carbohydrates; 40.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (15)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
Excellent starter recipe! I used chicken thighs instead of breasts for a heartier poultry to match the robustness of the sausage. I also allowed the liquid to reduce by half to create a chili-like dish. Canned beans can be used to speed up the recipe but don't skimp on simmering time to allow the sage and bay leaves to do their jobs. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/03/2007
this is a very easy recipe but lacks flavor and spice. I used canned black beans to save time with soaking overnight. Read More
(4)
18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
Excellent starter recipe! I used chicken thighs instead of breasts for a heartier poultry to match the robustness of the sausage. I also allowed the liquid to reduce by half to create a chili-like dish. Canned beans can be used to speed up the recipe but don't skimp on simmering time to allow the sage and bay leaves to do their jobs. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
Excellent starter recipe! I used chicken thighs instead of breasts for a heartier poultry to match the robustness of the sausage. I also allowed the liquid to reduce by half to create a chili-like dish. Canned beans can be used to speed up the recipe but don't skimp on simmering time to allow the sage and bay leaves to do their jobs. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2002
This was really tasty over rice as the author suggested. I found that the addition of a little hot sauce was just the perfect touch. This one is definitely a favorite around my house! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2006
Really enjoyed this one and intend to make it many times now that the weather is getting cooler. Great taste and my husband who is such a picky eater (argh) LOVED it! Thank you Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2008
The soup was a very hearty dish. My husband loved it. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2006
It is a great recipe for a rainy day. The taste is great. We also added 1 tsp. salt and 2 tsp. granulated garlic which enhanced the flavor. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/08/2002
This was an okay recipe. I ended up adding alot of spices because I found it bland. I think I'll hang with my old recipe for black bean soup. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/02/2010
Overall very good. I did add salt and increased the spices. Topped with lime fresca (lime zest and sour cream). Read More
(4)
Rating: 1 stars
08/03/2007
this is a very easy recipe but lacks flavor and spice. I used canned black beans to save time with soaking overnight. Read More
(4)
Rating: 1 stars
03/08/2010
Unappealing look to it. Definitely not a visually appealing dish. Read More
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