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Traditional Costa Rican Bean Soup

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“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.”
2hrs 20mins

Ingredients Nutrition


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

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