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African Sweet Potato Soup with Peanut Butter and Black Beans

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Category: Soups, Beans, Potatoes, African

 Ingredients List

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Thai red curry paste
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 medium red onion, peeled and diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and diced
  • 1 large yellow bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and diced very finely
  • 1/2 lb dried black beans, soaked overnight and cooked until tender
  • 1 quart veggie broth
  • 1/2 cup all-natural peanut butter (or sunbutter for those allergic!)
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 lime
  • 3 tsp brown sugar
  • salt and black pepper, to taste


1. Heat the olive oil in a large soup pot. Add the curry paste and cinnamon. Stir for a minute so that the olive oil gets infused with spice. Add the onion, garlic, sweet potato, bell pepper, and jalapeno. Stir and cook the veggies for 5-7 minutes, until softened.

2. Add the beans and broth. Melt the peanut butter by mixing it with 1/2 cup boiling water. Add that to the mix. Add the red pepper flakes and cilantro.

3. Bring the soup to a boil, then cover and simmer. Cook until veggies are tender, about 25 minutes.

4. Stir in the lime juice and brown sugar. Season with salt and black pepper.

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