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Rumi's Black Bean and Mango Soup
From: dicentra

My friend Richard passed this along to me. I haven't tried it yet, but it looks yummy It originally comes from Vegetarian Times. A Brazilian recipe. Steam some Swiss chard while the stew is simmering and serve with warmed flour tortillas.

SERVES 6

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 medium garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and diced (1 to 1 1/4 lbs.)
  • 1 large red bell pepper, diced
  • 14 1/2 ounces can diced tomatoes
  • 1 small hot green chili pepper (or more)
  • 2 (16 ounce) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 ripe mango, pitted, peeled and diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

In large pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook, stirring, until onion is golden, about 3 minutes.

Stir in sweet potatoes, bell pepper, tomatoes (with liquid), chili and 1 1/2 cups water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until potatoes are tender but still firm, 10 to 15 minutes.

Stir in beans and simmer gently, uncovered, until heated through, about 5 minutes.

Stir in mango and cook until heated through, about 1 minute. Stir in cilantro and salt. Serve hot.