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“Cook From Your Fridge” Cuban Black Bean Soup


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 1 medium Sweet garnet yam, cubed
  • 1 3/4 cups water or vegetable broth
  • 1 14oz container Better Bean Cuban Black Beans
  • 4 large Swiss chard leaves and stems, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • Freshly ground salt and black pepper


In a medium saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onions, sautée, stirring frequently, until brown, roughly 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the yam sautée until soft. Add the water or broth and Better Bean Cuban Black Beans, bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Add the chard, stir to combine, cover and simmer until the chard is tender, about 10 minutes more. Add maple syrup, salt and pepper to taste.

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