A+ African Bean Soup

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Chef Lanibobonnie

This has been in my family for 50 yrs, originally from a recipe book but we have no clue which one. You can use any type of bean and I enjoy it with all of them but I'm particularly fond of the Mayocoba beans usually found in the Mexican food section (although it is a Peruvian bean). If you use dry beans 1/2 Cup equals a 15 oz can after soaking and cooking. Enjoy

Top Review by Maito

This came out really good. Before I served this I tasted it and felt like it needed some spices, so I added some ground coriander, cayenne and juice from a lime.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. A food processor or mandolin cuts 10 min off of prep time.
  2. Heat 1/2 cup water and soy sauce in a large pot. Add onion and sweet potatoes. Cook over high heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add carrot, celery and bell pepper. Cover and cook 3 minutes stirring occasionally. Stir in tomatoes, stock, and garbanzo or other beans. Blend peanut butter with 1/2 cup water, add to soup with curry powder. Stir. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in cilantro and save some for garnish. Can be served over rice if desired.

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