Sweet Potato and Black Bean Soup


Yield: 4-6 servings

This slightly smoky, spicy, and sweet soup is full of satisfying ingredients and flavor. It can be prepared either using a pressure cooker or on the stove top.

Ingredients

Preparation

Pressure Cooker Instructions

  1. In your electric pressure cooker, steam-fry onions with a bit of broth or water for about 5 minutes on the Brown or Sauté setting.
  2. Add the minced garlic and cook for 1 more minute. Add all of the rest of the ingredients and set the pressure manually to 5 minutes with Quick Release.
  3. Open the top of your pressure cooker and stir the mixture. Make sure the carrots and sweet potatoes are tender.
  4. Remove 2 cups of the mixture and blend in your blender. Return the blended mixture to the soup, stir in to thicken it.
  5. Add salt (optional) and pepper to taste.

Stovetop Instructions

  1. Steam-fry onions with a bit of broth or water for about 5 minutes over medium heat.
  2. Add the minced garlic and cook for 1 more minute. Add all of the rest of the ingredients. Bring the mixture to a slow, rolling boil, then reduce to low heat, cover and let simmer for about 20-25 minutes.
  3. Test the sweet potatoes to make sure they are tender. Remove 2 cups of the mixture and blend in your blender. Return the blended mixture to the soup, stir in to thicken it.
  4. Add salt (optional) and pepper to taste.

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