Sweet Potato Black Bean Soup

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 2
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 273.5
  • Total Fat: 0.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 1,454.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 56.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 13.1 g
  • Protein: 11.0 g

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Yummy and filling soup. Black beans and orange sweet potatoes look great together for Halloween! Yummy and filling soup. Black beans and orange sweet potatoes look great together for Halloween!
Number of Servings: 2


    2 med. sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
    1 cup of rinsed black beans
    1 cup sweet vidalia onion, finely chopped
    1 tsp chopped garlic
    3 cups veggie broth
    1-2 bay leaves
    .5 tsp cinnamon


1. Lightly spray bottom of sauce pan with olive oil and sweat the onion and garlic over low heat.

2.Add chopped sweet potatoes and beans and cook briefly.

3. Add water, 3 vegetable bouillon cubes, cinnamon and bay leaf. Turn up heat slightly and cook, covered, for 15 minutes or until sweet potatoes soften.

4. Remove bay leaf and blend just a bit with hand blender--be sure to leave some nice big chunks of sweet potato for contrast. Pop it back over the heat for a minute, then serve with an optional sprinkling of brown sugar and/or dollop of light sour cream on top.

Full of fiber, protein, and vitamins, this soup is filling enough to be a stand-alone meal! The black beans and orange sweet potatoes also look great together. Makes 2 servings. (Tip: Use low-sodium broth to cut the salt content.)

Number of Servings: 2

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SOUSRATURE.

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  • Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    this is very good. I was surprised that sweet potatoes was the choice and not regular potatoes. but this is a much healthier choice. - 10/30/08

    Reply from SOUSRATURE (11/24/08)
    Thanks! Glad you liked it. Sweet potatoes and black beans work surprisingly well together.

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    WOW! I made this soup today and it was absolutely delicious. It was also really easy to make. This is a dish I will definitely make again. Thank you for sharing! - 11/14/10

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  • O.K.
    I made this and I wont make it again. Not the recipe itself, but the combo of sweet potatoes and black beans doesnt hit my taste buds well. I think if you like that combo... it would be delicious! - 12/29/14

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  • Good
    Halloween (serves 4-6)
    Before pureeing potatoes, remove 1 c. of liquid and set aside.
    To serve: Spoon puree around the edge of bowl, then 1/2 c. beans in the center. Garnish with fresh salsa (onions, cilantro, paprika, pepper) and a t. of sour cream. Sour cream pulled flavors together well.
    - 11/1/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Looks great! Going to have to give it a try. :) - 10/31/09

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