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    Traditional Costa Rican Bean Soup

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    2 hrs 20 mins

    20 mins

    2 hrs

    sassafrasnanc's Note:

    One of the local favorites in Costa Rica, it's a wonderful and comforting meal. Black beans are the best in my opinion! I would recommend spicing this up a little with some hot sauce or even some slices of fresh hot peppers! It's very simple to make as well.

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    1. 1
      Rinse beans well.
    2. 2
      Soak beans in water in a saucepan for 2 hours.
    3. 3
      Bring to a boil.
    4. 4
      Cover and simmer until beans are soft about 1 ½ hours. Remove from heat.
    5. 5
      Puree beans with their liquid, onions, bell peepers, oregano, cilantro, celery, garlic, and cilantro in a blender.
    6. 6
      Transfer to a saucepan and heat the soup at medium low temperature.
    7. 7
      Poach eggs in soup.
    8. 8
      Serve hot w/ fried flour or corn tortillas.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 25, 2008


      Great tasting soup, even without the eggs! I made the soup as directed & I did poach an egg for my first bowl, just to see what it was like ~ MOST ENJOYABLE, but since my other half is on a cholesterol-lowering kick, I left the eggs out of the rest! Wouldn't even mind trying it again with some not-so-hot peppers! [Made & reviewed while touring South & Central America on the Zaar World Tour 4]

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    • on June 23, 2008


      A very nice soup! The guys at our house really enjoyed the eggs in this tasty soup. Daughter and I skipped the eggs but ended up putting some Green Rice (Arroz Verde) in our second bowl of soup. These two recipes worked quite well together. When daughter moves out, I'm going to make this again with the suggested hot peppers. (-; Made for ZWT4.

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    • on June 13, 2008


      ZWT4: Wowza!! This was delicious!! Just like I remembered it tasting from my trip to Costa Rica over 13 years ago!! Thank you for posting it!

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    Nutritional Facts for Traditional Costa Rican Bean Soup

    Serving Size: 1 (532 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 527.5
    Calories from Fat 259
    Total Fat 28.8 g
    Saturated Fat 10.7 g
    Cholesterol 233.1 mg
    Sodium 89.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 47.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 11.2 g
    Sugars 4.7 g
    Protein 21.1 g

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