Monday, February 22, 2010

African Bean and Sweet Potato Soup

Well its back to soup again as it has been cold and we put some of this up in the freezer. I forgot to write it up so here it is now. This was tasty and made a good bit as we are enjoying it now as it is a cloudy and ucky day....Again. I don't know when we have had so many chances of snow. When we moved here as we are a little more south than Jackson we didn't think we would see snow but on very rare occasions. Especially after all the people calling the end is near with global warming. Tell that to the 4 inches we got. And its in the forecast again of course its most likely not here again but you never know.
1 tablespoon olive or peanut oil
1 1/2 teaspoons curry or cumin (we used cumin as we like it)
pinch of cinnamon, nutmeg or allspice
1 medium red onion diced
4 cloves garlic minced
1 med sweet potato pealed and diced
1 yellow bell pepper diced (we used a green that's what we had on hand)
1 jalapeno or other chillies pepper seeded and diced (be careful with peppers use gloves if you can and do not rub you eyes till after washing hands real well)
1 14 oz can black eyed peas rinsed and drained
1 14 oz can white beans rinsed and drained
1 14 oz can black beans rinsed and drained
1 quart broth we used chicken
1/2 cup natural peanut butter melted in a half cup of boiling water or broth.(we just threw in pot and we used crunchy Jiff and it worked just fine.)
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper (we added more because we like it hot)
juice of 1 lime
1 tablespoon brown sugar
salt and pepper to taste
chopped fresh cilantro
can add 2 cups chicken
Heat oil and cook onions,potatoes,garlic,bell pepper,jalapeno, for about 5-6 minutes
add chicken broth, beans, chicken,cumin and simmer for about 30 minutes
add in peanut butter pinch of cinnamon,lime,crushed red pepper
salt and pepper to taste.
garnish with chopped cilantro. we also used sour cream


The Japanese Redneck said...

Interesting soup. I need to dig some out of the black hole (my freezer) and use it up!

Wills Kitchen said...

try to use smooth peanut butter we used cruncy and the peanut pieces gave it a crunch.