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    Smokey Sweet Potato Soup

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    1 hrs

    15 mins

    45 mins

    PaulaG's Note:

    Sweet potato soup southwest style! The recipe is from El Paso Inside Magazine.

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    1. 1
      In heavy skillet cook the diced bacon until crisp, remove bacon from skillet and reserve for other uses.
    2. 2
      To the same skillet with bacon drippings, add the chopped onion, leek and garlic; cook over low heat, stirring occasionally until vegetables are soft, approximately 10 to 15 minutes.
    3. 3
      Add the cut sweet potatoes and stir for 5 minutes.
    4. 4
      Stir in the chicken stock, thyme and nutmeg, bring to a boil.
    5. 5
      Partially cover and simmer over low heat until the sweet potatoes are tender, about 2o to 30 minutes.
    6. 6
      Transfer the potatoes, vegetables and most of the broth to the blender reserving remaining broth in a separate container.
    7. 7
      Puree the potato mixture until smooth, return the puree to the soup pot, add cream and thin with remaining broth to desired consistency.
    8. 8
      Season to taste with salt.
    9. 9
      To serve, reheat soup stirring often, garnish with sour cream and pickled jalapenos.
    10. 10
      The soup can be made ahead of time and reheated before serving.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 09, 2010


      I scaled this back to 1.5 serves for the DM (thinking I would get 2 out of it for her) and it is a lucky thing it is quick to make. Got to step 5 and set the timer for 15 minutes to check and in 10 it was simmered dry and burnt, start again though the second lot of bacon was a lot leaner than the first so I had to add a little oil to fry the vegies and this time I fully covered and set the timer for 5 minute intervals and was ready for step 6 in 15. Trasnferred the lot to a bowl and pureed the lot as the DM doesn't like lumpy bits in her soup and then stirred in some cream, a dollop of sour cream swirled in and decorated with some of the bacon. The DM thought it was so good she decided on seconds and ate the lot. Oh I didn't add the pepper (if for me I woulded have added some chilli but not for the DM). Thank you PaulaG, made for the January Event - Soup is On.

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    • on January 05, 2010


      A very filling and tasty soup! The onions are essential to this recipe. However, I left out the jalapeno peppers due to personal preference. Very yummy! Prepared as a participant in the January Event - Soups on of the Diabetic Forum January 2009.

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    • on May 13, 2008


      We liked this soup a lot, i was quite surprised how smokey it was and i liked the nutmeg flavor. My DH likes his soup come rain or shine so this is an other one to add to the list. I did'nt change anything and we will have it again very good indeed.

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    Nutritional Facts for Smokey Sweet Potato Soup

    Serving Size: 1 (325 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 273.9
    Calories from Fat 134
    Total Fat 14.9 g
    Saturated Fat 7.0 g
    Cholesterol 30.4 mg
    Sodium 555.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 27.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.1 g
    Sugars 7.4 g
    Protein 8.2 g

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