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sweet potato, spinach & chorizo soup

Posted Oct 16 2009 10:04pm

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I came across this recipe from Bon Appetit (October 2007) on Smitten Kitchen. It of course looked amazing and with the frigid temps that have recently blessed Minnesota (Hello 30 degrees and snow!) I knew a soup was in my near future.

I decided to make mine in the crock-pot, because I can think of nothing better than preparing dinner at noon, attempting to make foccacia ( again and again to no avail ) and enjoying wine all afternoon a glass of wine all to sit down to a hot, fragrant dinner.

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Like SK, I opted for chorizo because I looooove the spicy and it was the most “natural” kind of sausage I could find in a conventional grocery store. It was awful and I will never attempt to find decent meat there again.

Slice and brown 4 links of chorizo and set aside in crock-pot. Saute 2 small onions and 3 cloves of garlic, all minced and add to the crock. Add 3 sweet potatoes (peeled and chopped into 3/4 inch pieces) and 6 cups broth (I used Organic Chicken). Throw in some random spices and set crock-pot to low for 4 hours. Sit back, relax, slightly mash some of the sweet potatoes and stir in some spinach when you are ready to eat.

Note: I did not use white potatoes because I’m not a huge fan of them , but they are in the original recipe.

Need to find some more good crock-pot recipes. Anyone have some good ones?

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DSCN2124

I came across this recipe from Bon Appetit (October 2007) on Smitten Kitchen. It of course looked amazing and with the frigid temps that have recently blessed Minnesota (Hello 30 degrees and snow!) I knew a soup was in my near future.

I decided to make mine in the crock-pot, because I can think of nothing better than preparing dinner at noon, attempting to make foccacia ( again and again to no avail ) and enjoying wine all afternoon a glass of wine all to sit down to a hot, fragrant dinner.

DSCN2129

Like SK, I opted for chorizo because I looooove the spicy and it was the most “natural” kind of sausage I could find in a conventional grocery store. It was awful and I will never attempt to find decent meat there again.

Slice and brown 4 links of chorizo and set aside in crock-pot. Saute 2 small onions and 3 cloves of garlic, all minced and add to the crock. Add 3 sweet potatoes (peeled and chopped into 3/4 inch pieces) and 6 cups broth (I used Organic Chicken). Throw in some random spices and set crock-pot to low for 4 hours. Sit back, relax, slightly mash some of the sweet potatoes and stir in some spinach when you are ready to eat.

Note: I did not use white potatoes because I’m not a huge fan of them , but they are in the original recipe.

Need to find some more good crock-pot recipes. Anyone have some good ones?

DSCN2110

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