Red Bean Sweet Potato Soup

Recipe by Karyl Lee

This hearty soup was my first well-known personal recipe at my workplace and was a customer favorite.

Top Review by ladypit

I made this up yesterday so I could have something to take for lunches this week. My only problem with it was that it was way too thick. I felt like it needed some water added. I drained the water off of my soaking sweet potatoes but now wonder if maybe I was supposed to have put it in the soup. That said, this has wonderful flavor. Thanks.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel and chop the potatoes, setting aside in a bowl, covered with water.
  2. Saute the garlic, onion, and pepper with the bay leaf and other spices, in the olive oil.
  3. (The pot will need to be about a 6 qt pot.) When the vegetables are beginning to soften, add the canned tomato products and the beans.
  4. Stir and let come to a boil.
  5. Let boil briefly and then proceed.
  6. Add the potatoes and water, and cook until they soften and the soup begins to thicken.
  7. Stir often enough to prevent burning.
  8. When the potatoes are done thru, season with salt, pepper and vinegar to taste.

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