Sunday, February 22, 2009

Reason #4: Black Bean and Sweet Potato Soup Recipe

I surprised my parents last weekend with a visit home, and they surprised me with their latest soup creation - Sweet Potato and Black Bean Soup. It was so so so delicious, and I have been waiting for the chance to recreate it. For those that know me, I love beans, and the combination with the sweet potatoes and onions gives it a sweet taste. It is inexpensive, healthy, and so easy to make. See below recipe from

Serves 3-4 as a meal

1 tbsp vegetable oil
2 medium onions, chopped
1 tbsp chili powder (may include more or jalapenos for extra spice!)
1 tsp ground cumin
1 cup vegetable broth
2 medium sweet potatoes, peel and cubed
1 28-oz (796ml) cans diced tomatoes
2 19-oz (540ml) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp crumbled dried oregano

Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Add the onions and cook, stirring, over medium heat until the onions are soft - about 5 minutes. Add the chili powder and the cumin and cook for another minute or so. Add the vegetable broth and the cubed sweet potatoes, reduce the heat to low and cook, covered, until the potatoes are almost tender - about 10 minutes.

Add the tomatoes with all the juice from the can, the beans, salt, and oregano. Bring to a boil over medium hear, then let summer until the potatoes are completely tender - about 20 minutes.

Bon appetit!

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