Beefy Sweet Potato Soup/Recipe Share



  • 1/4 cup olive oil, divided
  • 2 pounds beef sirloin tip roast, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 2 cups finely chopped sweet onion
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) Italian stewed tomatoes, undrained
  • 3 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 2 fresh rosemary sprigs
  • 1 carton (32 ounces) beef broth
  • 4 cups fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 cups (about 10 ounces) frozen corn
  • 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons strong brewed coffee
  • Additional salt and pepper, optional
  • Corn bread, biscuits or crusty round loaf of bread, optional


  • In a Dutch oven or stockpot, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat. Season beef with salt and pepper; brown in batches, adding oil as needed. Remove with a slotted spoon. Add onion and sweet potatoes to pan. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is translucent and light golden brown.
  • Meanwhile, puree tomatoes and their juices in a blender or food processor. Place thyme and rosemary on a double thickness of cheesecloth. Gather corners of cloth to enclose herbs; tie securely with string.
  • Return beef to pan; add herb bag, tomatoes and broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until meat and potatoes are tender, about 1 hour.
  • Add green beans, corn, chocolate and coffee, stirring until well blended. Discard herb bag. If desired, add salt and pepper and serve with bread of choice.
Nutrition Facts

1-1/3 cups: 260 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 48mg cholesterol, 792mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 4g fiber), 19g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

Originally published as Beefy Sweet Potato Soup in Taste of Home Christmas Annual 2018

6 thoughts on “Beefy Sweet Potato Soup/Recipe Share

  1. Where I come from, we have two types of sweet potato named after Skukuza and Satara rest camps of the Kruger National Park. One is red, the other white (yellow, more likely.) We in our family all love them, even just boiled up, or baked in the oven, au naturelle. My mother even made a syrup when she made sticky caramelled sweet potato and used it on home made ice cream.

    This recipe broadens perspectives… seems really tasty.

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