Cuban Navy Bean Soup

READY IN: 2hrs 15mins
Recipe by Bitsie

This recipe belongs to my Aunt Rose. She was a neighbor friend of my mothers and taught Mom to make this soup 40 years ago. Somewhere along the way I learned to make it too. Warm and hearty, a fairly healthy soup.

Top Review by michele morgan

Very Good. It worked well without stock and was good the way it was, but I decided to pump up the nutrition a little and added some fresh spinach and it was very good that way too.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Drain beans, combine with water& bay leaf& simmer 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
  2. Add additional water if necessary.
  3. In a skillet, heat olive oil& cook garlic& onions 6 minutes.
  4. Add tomatoes& cook for 10 minutes.
  5. When beans are tender, add tomato mixture, potato, saffron, salt, pepper, cumin, cabbage& squash& cook for another 30 minutes.
  6. Add more water and stir as necessary.
  7. Serve garnished with parsley.

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