Soup Sunday

Sweet Potato Lentil Chipotle

    1 onion, chopped

    oil (I used canola)

    3 medium sweet potatoes, chopped

    2 cups red lentils

    4 cups broth

    6-8 cups water

    ground cumin (2 tsp maybe?)



    liquid smoke

Sauté onion in oil until soft and beginning to brown. Add ground cumin and some chipotle.

Add sweet potatoes, lentils, broth and water. Bring to a boil. Turn down and let simmer for half an hour, or until lentils are mushy and sweet potatoes are soft. Add small amount of liquid smoke (1/2 tsp maybe?) and Braggs to taste.

Remove from heat and blend using immersion blender.

Return to low heat and allow to sit for a little while if possible. It thickens up nicely. Add more water if it’s too thick. Taste, add salt, pepper, more chipotle to taste.

You can sprinkle more chipotle once it’s served in the bowls, too — adds a nice swirl of rich red color.