Flavorful, filling and nutritious, this lentil, sausage, and sweet potato soup does it all. Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve with five-grain baguette.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in onion and cook until softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Add garlic, ginger, and chile; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Add sausage and cook, stirring constantly, until broken up and browned, about 5 minutes.

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  • Pour water, chicken stock, and coconut milk into the pot. Add sweet potato, black beans, diced tomatoes, red lentils, tomato paste, and bay leaves, stirring after each addition. Season with salt, cumin, coriander, paprika, cinnamon, and red pepper flakes.

  • Bring soup to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until sweet potato and lentils are soft, 30 to 40 minutes. Add more water if soup gets too thick.

Cook's Notes:

To customize, add more veggies such as celery and carrots. You will need to add more liquid.

If you prefer smaller bites of tomato, use crushed instead of diced. Substitute different beans, such as garbanzo, if desired.

Increase red pepper flakes or add another red chile and more seeds if you like spice.

Nutrition Facts

481 calories; 25.2 g total fat; 22 mg cholesterol; 1387 mg sodium. 43.8 g carbohydrates; 21.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2019
I used ground turkey and cooked that and lentils separate and three the rest in crock pot on high for 3 hours then mixed it all together Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2019
I used ground turkey and cooked that and lentils separate and three the rest in crock pot on high for 3 hours then mixed it all together Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2019
Excellent and enjoyed by all. Instead of chopping chilies and adding a can of tomatoes, I added a can of Rotele (tomatoes with chilies) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2019
Tasty! I used spicy sausages, 1 large can of diced tomatoes, 3 Tbs tomato paste. I added more chilli flakes, 2 carrots and 2 sticks celery diced as per cook's notes. Next time I would double lentils, possibly double black beans, add more veg possibly including chopped Kale. Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2020
Best soup ever! The mix of sweetness and spice is wonderful and easily adjusted to your taste. First made this soup because I found a bag of lentils in the back of my pantry and couldn’t remember why I had bought them. So I just searched “lentils” in the allrecipes ingredients box. Picked this recipe to make and it has become my new FAVORITE SOUP... and I’ve been making soup for 50 years! My grocery didn’t have red chili’s, but I found Just Add chili pepper spice purée. Worked fine. I actually added extra because I did not have any red pepper flakes. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2019
I used ground turkey and cooked that and lentils separate and three the rest in crock pot on high for 3 hours then mixed it all together Read More
Rating: 4 stars
08/16/2019
Ill make it again but I’ll leave out the chicken sausage....didn’t care for how it was textured. The flavor of the stew was delicious! Read More
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