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Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins
This is a home canned version of a Cuban Black bean soup. If you want it creamy, you can puree a portion of the beans after canning (when you heat for seving). I adapted this from a traditional Cuban recipe for use in home canning. It is pretty good, I think.
- Sort dry beans.
- Soak overnight in water.
- Drain beans, add new water covering by 2", and bring to a boil. When boiling begins, remove from heat and set aside.
- Saute onion, pepper,and garlic in olive oil until onion is glassy.
- Add remaining spices, salt and vinegar to the saute pot.
- Sterilize 8 pint Mason Jars.
- Add 1/4 cup of saute mixture to each jar.
- Chop Salt pork into small pieces, and divide into eight "piles".
- Put one "pile" of salt pork into each jar.
- Add 1 slightly heaping cup of black beans to each jar. This should leave about 1 1/2" headspace in jar. Do not overfill with beans. They expand a lot during processing. Overfilling will cause jars to leak in canner.
- Top off each jar with bean juice, leaving 3/4" headspace.
- Put of lids and process 1 hour 5 minutes at 10 psi.
- After processing, remove from heat and allow canner to return to ambient pressure of its own accord.
- Remove and cool jars.
- Needs to age a month or so to blend flavors. When serving, it is normal to add a bit of water, since water boils out during processing. Serve ladled over rice and add a dollop of sour cream.
Outstanding! Thanks so much for sharing this. I have canned it successfully many times and it is great.
VERY good! I replaced the salt pork with 1/4 cup chopped spiral cut ham in each jar.