Recipe by Christine L.
"An unusual blend of flavors create this flavorful soup. Garnish with fresh scallions."
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5 1/2 cups
1 1/2 cups
dry black beans
Italian sausage, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
salt to taste
ground black pepper to taste
This recipe is absolutely delicious! I made this because it combines two of my favorite ingredients (black beans and sweet potatoes) - the sausage doesn't hurt either. I made mine extra thick by pureeing most of the beans; I also cooked my sweet potatoes in the microwave (just peel and stick them in for 7 minutes) before slicing them. I also added some sauteed onions and cayenne pepper for spice. Great recipe!
This had a good flavor. No rush, but I wouldn't mind making it again. Changes are as follows: 1) Used 2 cans of black beans, rinsed. 2) Used 8 cups chicken broth. 3) Used 1 lb sausage. 4) Caraway instead of allspice. 5) Cut potatoes up into small pieces and cooked with everything else. 6) Did not use tomato paste because I didn't have it...didn't miss it.
Nice blend of flavors. To reduce cooking time, I used canned black beans and cooked the sweet potatoes in the soup, instead of steaming seperately. I've also made this with smoked sausage and prefer it over the Italian.
I know this sounds strange however, I, personally, don't care for soups that resemble pumpkin pie... I don't care for sweet soups, I guess, and I prefer to not make sweet potatoes sweeter... I took the premise of this recipe and, instead of Allspice, used Cajun spices in it's place (Morton & Bassett "Cajun Spice Blend", which is all natural, "salt free", no msg, etc.) as the bulk of my actual seasoning in this soup... I also used Cajun Classiques Creole Seasoning (DOES have lots of salt) to taste... I used 1/2 a healthier (lower fat) Kielbasa sausage vs. Italian or Smoked... I cannot tell you how outstanding this soup is! Essentially, I am TRYING to cook Diabetic for myself, yet, my family keeps hounding me for this soup! The hordes descend the second I make this! Help! LOL
Delicious. I used canned beans and cut back on the water. Also cooked the potatoes in the soup instead of steaming. Next time I will blend all the beans to make a thicker soup and add another can of a different type of beans to eat.
Very interesting flavours! My husband loves sausage, so this soup was a hit with him. It was also a good way to work black beans and sweet potato into a meal. I forgot to puree 1 cup of the beans and liquid, so ours was quite liquidy, but very good nonetheless. I also used canned beans, so I reduced the water and cooking time a bit.
This was a hit with the family. I used smoked sausage the first time and the second I used Jimmy Dean hot sausage. That was really good, hot and lightly sweet. I also used roasted onions instead of using green onions. I wasn't sure how the black beans would look in the soup so first time I used navy beans. Both beans were good in the soup.
This recipe is great! I live in Japan and could actually find almost all of the ingredients to make this soup. I substituted okonomiyaki sauce for the worcestshire sauce. The sweet potatoes and the sausauge created a sweet and spicy taste. I had no problems with my beans cooking in the 50 minutes. Just make sure to SOAK your beans overnight or for 8 hours before boiling.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Black Bean, Sausage, and Sweet Potato Soup
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 224
** Calories from Fat: 48
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