So, this was our second time putting this amazing soup together. It's a blend of Mexican and Cuban flavors which will WOW your tongue. I promise. While overall a sweet and savory creation, it can be on the spicy side. You can control this with how much of the pepper ingredients you add. Inspiration credit goes to Alton Brown and Elizabeth Ingram and their YouTube show, Quarantine Quitchen. Elizabeth made the soup with canned black beans, we've done it with dried beans... black the first time, white the second (because they were what we had on hand!) Also, we had some leftover holiday ham, but grabbing those ham steaks at the store would be perfect for this. Okay, we all hate the long, drawn out back stories. Shall we get to the cooking?
STEP 1: Let's get our ingredients together and prepped.