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Porotos con Mazamorra Chilean Cranberry Bean Soup

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A perfect combination of beans and corn.

  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6


  • 750 grams of beans, I used speckled butter beans, shelled (without pods)
  • 1 large or 2 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cups winter squash, like butternut, already peeled and diced about 400 grams
  • 3 ears of corn or a bag of frozen corn
  • sweet basil, a small bunch
  • 1 tomato, peeled, seeded and diced, optional
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced, optional
  • paprika to serve


  1. In a large pot, bring to boil the beans in cold water with salt. Once boiling, cover and cook 15-20 minutes. Once cooked, strain, saving the cooking liquid for the soup.
  2. In the same pan, heat a tablespoon of vegetable oil, add onion, and cook for 5 minutes, occasionally stirring, until translucent. Add garlic if using, cook for 1 minute.
    Onions sautéed
  3. Add the corn, squash, tomatoes, and basil if using salt and pepper to taste, stir and add the water used to cook the beans, just enough to cover the vegetables. If using fresh corn, you can add it grated and avoid using the blender later.
    Corn, tomato, squash bay leaves for beans
  4. Cover and simmer gently for 10-15 minutes until the pumpkin is cooked. With the blender grind the vegetables coarsely, leaving a few pieces more whole.
  5. Add the beans and heat all, adjust the seasoning.
    Beans added to the mazamorraChilean summer beans
  6. Serve hot with paprika or Chilean color.
    Summer Bean Soup Porotos con Mazamorra
  • Author: Pilar Hernandez
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Soups
  • Method: Stove cooked
  • Cuisine: Chilean


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 541
  • Sugar: 8.1 g
  • Sodium: 416.5 mg
  • Fat: 2.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 104.2 g
  • Fiber: 23.3 g
  • Protein: 30 g