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smoky-spicy sweet potato soup

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
gina nsibirwa
madison, WI

Cool crisp Autumn air...warm savory peanut butter and jelly...even the wee ones love this creamy creation. Mmmmmmmm....

★★★★★ 2
serves 4
prep time 10 Min
cook time 1 Hr

Ingredients For smoky-spicy sweet potato soup

  • 4 lg
    sweet potatoes, peeled & sliced 1
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 4 slice
    smoky bacon, chopped
  • 1 lg
    onion, chopped
  • 1 lg
    carrot,peeled & sliced
  • 1
    chipoltle pepper in adobo sauce chopped + 2tbsp adobo sauce
  • 3 sprig
    thyme, dried
  • 1
    bay leaf
  • 1
    32oz vegetable stock or chicken stock if not vegetarian
  • 1 teasp lg
    grated orange peel + juice of one orange
  • 1/8 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • honey or maple syrup for drizzle
  • 1 c
    sour cream to dollop top
  • black pepper

How To Make smoky-spicy sweet potato soup

  • 1
    In Lg saucepan, add sweet potatoes &enough water to cover. Bring to boil, salt water and cook until tender, 12-15 minutes. Drain & return to pot.
  • 2
    While potatoes are cooking, in a medium pot, heat olive oil, add bacon to pan & cook over medium-high heat, stirring often until crisp, about five min. Drain on paper towel, save 1 tablespoon bacon fat. Add onion, carrot, chipoltle pepper, adobo sauce, thyme sprigs & bayleaf and cook until onion is softened 6-7 minutes. Stir in the chicken/vegetable stock orange peel, orange juice and cinnamon. Drizzle with honey or syrup and sezson with salt & peppe
  • 3
    Simmer until potatoes are tender, about 5 minutes. Discard bayleaf and thyme sprigs.
  • 4
    Add the stock mixture to the sweet potatoes in the pot and puree with immersion blender.
  • 5
    Serve soup with sour cream and crispy bacon.