Saturday, 7 February 2015

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato, Navy Bean & Ham Soup

I have been surprised to find that 'navy beans' has been one of the most popular search terms that brings people to this blog. I love the slow cooker for cooking dried beans, lentils or split peas because they cook for so long, you don't have to soak them the night before cooking. This recipe is similar to the Slow Cooker Ham & Navy Bean Soup, but the sweet potatoes add sweetness that pairs well with ham.

Serves 6

Ingredients

1 cup dried navy beans
2 medium sweet potatoes (about 500g), peeled and diced to 1cm cubes
1 tsp smoked paprika
2 cups diced ham, diced
1 leek, sliced (white section)
3 celery stalks, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
Black pepper, to taste
3 1/2 cups no salt added chicken broth
2 1/2 cups water

Directions

Pour dried navy beans on the bottom of the slow cooker pot. Add diced sweet potatoes on top and season with paprika. Add ham, leeks, celery, and garlic. Season with black pepper and pour broth and water in to cover ingredients. Cook for 4 hours on high.

Nutrition

Calories 277
Fat 12.3g
Carbohydrates 41.9g
Fibre 12.1g
Sugars 7.5g
Protein 18.1g

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