This canary beans soup is comforting, filling and full of flavor. Serve it with white rice and avocado on the side.
My mother always made a bean soup in Colombia called Green Bean Soup. The type of beans she used however, are not the type of green beans available in the USA. I tried to find the beans here for the longest time but I couldn’t find them anywhere.
While grocery shopping with my sister, I noticed some canary beans. I showed them to her and she thought that they looked pretty similar to the ones our mom would use in her Green Bean Soup, just not green 🙂 So, I bought some and made the soup. Since I haven’t had Colombian green beans in a while and therefore may not recall the flavor, I wanted my sister to try the soup, as she recently lived in Colombia. I was so happy when I heard her say, “Yes, they are the same”. Well, actually she said “Si, son los mismos”. Anyway, I made the soup the same way my mom used to make it and it was fantastic!
I had a great time with my sister the past couple of weeks. She left yesterday and now I am getting back to my normal routine. She is a great sister and friend to me. I will miss her and look forward to seeing her again soon.
Canary Bean Soup (Sopa de Frijoles Canarios)
- 1 pound canary beans soaked overnight
- 2 pounds pork ribs cut into pieces
- 14 cups water
- 2 cups grated carrots
- ½ tablespoon ground cumin
- 1 garlic clove
- ¼ cup onion chopped
- ¼ cup red bell pepper chopped
- ¼ cup green pepper chopped
- 1 scallion chopped
- ½ tablespoon sazon Goya with azafran
- 1 large potato peeled and diced
- 1 chicken bouillon tablet
- Salt and pepper
- ½ cup chopped cilantro
- Pick through the beans and discard any debris. In a food processor, add garlic, onion, red bell pepper, green pepper and scallion.
- In a large pot over medium heat, add the beans, water, processed vegetables, chicken bouillon, carrots and pork ribs. Slightly cover and simmer for 1 ½ hour.
- Add the ground cumin, sazon Goya, cilantro and potatoes. Simmer for 30 to 40 minutes more or until the beans are tender.
- Season with salt and pepper. Serve with white rice and hogao on the side.
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Soup looks so comforting!!! nice click..
I really miss my MOM's food...i know their food has a magical taste
It's nice to have family visit & this way she even left something behind. What a lovely visit this must have been!
Thank you everyone for reading my post 🙂
sorry your sis left so happy you both had fun together this soup looks amazing as ever your a star
this sounds like a most delish soup for a cold fall afternoon.
I use canary beans a lot for Peruvian cooking, glad I found another recipe for them, it looks absolutely yummy!
Natasha - 5 Star Foodie
Sounds like you had a nice time with your sister! The soup sounds wonderful. I'm not sure I've ever had canary beans, will look for them.
Thank you all for the comments!
It sounds that you & your sister had a great time together!!
Those are Happy times!! Your soup looks fab!! Yum!
Isn't it nice when you find an ingredient that you've been looking for? That soup looks delicious, especially with pork ribs - yum!
Made this a few days ago, very good 🙂 I had to use pinto beans, and I used canned beans. It def. had an amazing flavor the next day and even the day after. It was a nice fall soup 🙂
Thank you for your feedback!
The timing of this post is wonderful - I came back from my trip to find so many bags of green beans in my fridge that I did not know where to start.
Thank you everyone for the wonderful comments:)
So far every thing I've tried on here has worked out GREAT! So THANK YOU very much for helping me bring back some good memories from my childhood!
Gerardo- Thank you so much for your feedback! I really appreciate it.Glad you liked my recipes 🙂
Substitute 'White Kidney Beans'? Size may be similar but color and texture probably not nearly the same. I'll check for Mayocoba/canary beans next time I go to the Placita Market in town. I'm sure this recipe will be very tasty like all of your recipes. Thanks
I bought some of the Canary beans at a farmers market and found this perfect recipe, will be making this tomorrow. I will be using a Mexican vegan chorizo sausage and see how it comes out.