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I love this recipe – it comes from a good friend back near South Bend. I miss her dearly. I hope someday to meet up with her again. She is such a sweet and spiritual person. At anyrate I had a ton of sweet potato’s from our City Fresh pick ups the last few weeks.  I had thought about doing a frittata recipe that I have but because of the recent cold weather I decide on soup. Note: Today is beautiful and 73 – go figure.

Black Bean Sweet Potato Soup/Stew

3 T veg oil
2 med red, white or yellow onions
1 can chopped green chiles or fresh jalapenos
2 T fresh minced ginger
4 chopped garlic cloves
1/2 tsp all spice
1/2 tsp thyme
1 pound black beans soaked overnight and drained
6-10 cups water or stock (depending how thick you want it)
2 med sweet potatoes peeled and cut into 3/4″ pieces
1 T brown sugar
2 tsp salt
6 green onions chopped
fresh cilantro chopped
lime wedges

Heat oil and saute onions for 5 min; add chiles, ginger, garlic, allspice and
thyme and stir for 3 more minutes.
Add beans and water/stock and heat to boiling;reduce and simmer for 90
minutes;add sweet potatoes, brown sugar, and salt and cook for 30 more minutes;
add green onions and heat for 3 minutes.
Serve with fresh cilantro and lime wedges, avocado, sour cream, yogurt etc….

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