Spiced Sweet Potato Chowder
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Cook: 5 hours
Makes10 servings (3-1/2 quarts)
This is not the greatest soup on Planet Earth. Another reviewer said it was "inedible" and likened it to cat barf -- which is an overstatement! I think vegan food (and soups) are generally pretty boring and this was not much different, but I'm a meateater. I liked the broth with coconut milk and spices, but it seems like this was once a beef stew recipe that was modified to be vegan. I probably won't make this again, but here would be my suggestions to make it better: -Get rid of the second potato. My 6-qt slow cooker was filled to the brim and the vegetables didn't mix well. One potato is more than enough. -Get rid of the lentils. They felt like a meat substitution and looked out of place among the blocks of carrots, beets and potatoes.. Speaking of meat, I would use stew meat in it's place. I bet this recipe exists as a beef stew. -Cubing the potato and beet made the stew look too homogenous, like prison food. -Definitely cook this longer (if on low heat) or try heat heat for less time. I added an extra hour because the potatoes and beets were still too firm. I guess this isn't a big endorsement for the recipe, but to have only one rating of one star seems sad.
The worst recipe I've ever made. I actually had to throw it away because it was inedible, and I normally can eat just about anything. The lentils (I used red) cooked down into a congealed mass, and the beets (which oozed red halos around each piece) were completely out of place in this combination of ingredients. The spices were reminiscent of corned beef flavoring, which I like in corned beef but not in a vegetable stew. The whole thing looked like a terrible mess the cat left on the living room rug. It just went down the sink. I signed up for Taste of Home just to warn people away from this recipe.