- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
- 1 large sweet potato, peeled and diced
- 1 large sweet onion, diced
- 1 medium sweet pepper (any color), diced
- 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 1 tablespoon curry powder
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
- 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium beef broth
- 4 cups chopped collard greens or chopped fresh spinach
- In a Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat. Cook and stir ground beef, crumbling meat, until no longer pink, 8 to 10 minutes. Add sweet potato, onion and pepper; saute until onion and pepper are slightly softened, 4-5 minutes.
- Add black-eyed peas, cumin, curry, salt and pepper; stir in broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer until sweet potato is almost tender, 15-18 minutes.
Add greens; cook until tender, 15-18 minutes. If desired, add more cumin and curry.
- For slow cooker: In a 4- to 5-qt. slow cooker, crumble ground beef; add next eight ingredients. Pour in enough broth to reach desired consistency. Cook, covered, on low 6-8 hours. A half-hour before serving, skim off any fat; add greens. Yield: 8 servings (2-1/2 quarts).
Reviews forThe South in a Pot Soup
"This was easy to throw together and very good."
"I think I lived in the South during a previous life because I love all things Southern even though I was born & raised in the Pacific NW. Love this soup. I added some garlic and cayenne pepper plus an extra sweet potato. Used spinach since that is what I had on hand. Delish! This will be a fun recipe to play around with--like the cabbage suggestion."
"This soup is delicious. The curry powder gives it a different taste without being overpowering. I added some sliced okra just to add a little more of the South."
"Debbie you could use cabbage but I'd cut the quantity back. Cabbage isn't going to wilt down like the other greens."
"Made this soup today. Excellent as is. Next time I will add an additional sweet potato. Thank you, Stephanie, for this recipe."
"Question: Could cabbage be substituted? A member of my family cannot eat leafy green vegetables."