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Black Bean, Sausage, and Sweet Potato Soup

Black Bean, Sausage, and Sweet Potato Soup

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Christine L.

An unusual blend of flavors create this flavorful soup. Garnish with fresh scallions.

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  • Calories:
  • 224 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 5.3 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 32.9g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 11.8 g
  • 24%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 11 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 420 mg
  • 17%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. In a 4 quart saucepan, combine beans, garlic, bay leaf, allspice, broth and 5 1/2 cups water. Cook, partially covered, until beans are tender, about 50 minutes. Discard bay leaf.
  2. In a blender puree 1 cup cooked beans with 1 cup cooking liquid, and return to pan.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together tomato paste and 1 tablespoon water; stir into beans with sausage and Worcestershire sauce. Simmer soup, covered, for 15 minutes. Soup may be prepared up to this point 3 days ahead.
  4. While soup is simmering, peel sweet potatoes and cut into 1/2 inch pieces. Steam until tender, about 10 minutes. Stir potatoes, 3 chopped scallions, and salt and pepper to taste into soup. Serve soup garnished with scallion greens.
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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!


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