This Recipe is so easy and so delicious! Its perfect to pull together on weeknight when you just need something to warm you up. Its packed with protein and fiber and so many good flavors. The sweet and savory combo is my favorite, and theres a secret spice...... Cinnamon! Yep, who would've thought right? Well try it out and let me know how it goes! I'd also love to here any additions you make on your own! Happy cooking :)
- 1 Tbs Coconut Oil (or EVOO)
- 1 medium size yellow onion, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed (about 1/2 inch squares)
- 4 Cups black beans (I made mine from scratch, but you can also use 2 cans)
- 4 Cups Chicken or vegetable broth
- Curry Powder
- black pepper
-If you are making your black beans from scratch, do this first. 3 C of dried black beans, put in a pot and cover with water so there is about an inch on the top. bring to a boil. cover and let simmer for 45-60 minutes. stir occasionally and add water when it starts to evaporate. When beans are soft how you like them, remove from heat. pour into a strainer. Rinse under water until water runs clear underneath. Your beans are ready! You may have extra, which is great to add to salads or other meals throughout the week!
-Peel and dice your onion and mince garlic so its read to go. Heat oil in a pot. add the onion & garlic. Cook on med-high and stir for about 3-5 minutes, until you can smell it and onion starts to become translucent. Stir in spices (I honestly didn’t measure these amounts, I just dashed until it felt right. You can always add more so don’t over do it at the first. if you need to add more flavor at the end you can definitely do that. Flavor is our friend in this recipe :)
-Peel and dice Sweet Potatoes. Add to the onion mixture. Stir all together
-Add broth to the pot. Bring to a boil. Add beans. Let this all simmer together for about 30 minutes, or until sweet potatoes are very soft.
-Remove about 2 cups of the beans & sweet potatoes and blend in a blender or food processor. Add back to the pot and stir together. (this step is crucial! it makes it so delicious and creamy) You can blend more than this if you want it thicker.
-Serve with a dollop of plain yogurt, a squeeze of lime & some cilantro