Caribbean-Style Black Bean Soup

READY IN: 12hrs 20mins
Recipe by Amanda Beth

This is from the "Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook" for slow-cookers. I love this, and do my husband and son. Make sure to add the vinegar at the end, it makes a big, delicious difference! We like ours with fresh cornbread.

Top Review by Dawn399

I loved the soup. It fit in perfectly with my diet plan. Very tasty, I wouldn't change a thing.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak beans overnight in 4 quarts water.
  2. Drain. Combine beans, onions, green pepper, garlic, ham, oil, cumin, oregano, thyme, salt, pepper, and 3 cups fresh water.
  3. Stir well.
  4. Cover.
  5. Cook on Low 8-10 hours, or High 4-5 hours.
  6. For a thick soup, remove half of cooked bean mixture and puree until smooth in a blender or mash with potato masher.
  7. Return to cooker.
  8. If you like a soup-ier soup, leave as is.
  9. Add vinegar and stir well.
  10. Debone ham, cut into bite-sized pieces and return to soup.
  11. Serve in soup bowls.
  12. Can be topped with sour cream and fresh cilantro.

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a