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Black Bean & Sweet Potato Soup (Soup Maker)

Black beans are a handy standby to have in the cupboard for a variety of meals. They work well in stews as well as soups. I like to add in some sweet potatoes alongside some spices to really add some sweet warmth to this soup.

You can add in which spices you have on hand, for this recipe I added a little cayenne pepper as well as cumin.

Aside from a little peeling and chopping, there really isn’t much preparation involved with this soup recipe, yet the results are a delicious.

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Soup in the Soup Maker

Black Bean & Sweet Potato Soup (Soup Maker)

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 21 minutes
Total Time: 26 minutes


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion
  • 1 carrot
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 800 ml vegetable stock
  • 2 sweet potatoes


  1. Peel and chop the onion, carrot and sweet potato.
  2. If your soup maker has a saute function add the oil to your soup maker and heat. Add the chopped onions and gently saute for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the crushed garlic and saute for a further minute.
  4. Switch off the saute function and add the remaining ingredients. Make sure you are between the MIN and MAX line of your soup maker.
  5. Set on smooth.
  6. Season if required according to taste.

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Wednesday 17th of March 2021

Domu have to drain the Beans as it doesn't say .in other recepies all so doesn't say so I'm not sure


Saturday 20th of March 2021

@Liana Green, thank u

Liana Green

Wednesday 17th of March 2021

Hi Anna - you can add the liquid too, you might want to check if there is any extra salt in though and reduce other seasoning according to your taste - hope that helps!

Anne Tyerman

Saturday 11th of January 2020


Liana Green

Sunday 12th of January 2020

Hi Anne,

I would probably just leave it out rather than sub it with anything - you could add some extra seasoning of your choice, celery salt is quite a good one to try.


Monday 23rd of December 2019

Thanks for all these delicious recipes. I didn't have any black beans in but used borlotti beans instead and it still tasted amazing!!!!

Liana Green

Monday 30th of December 2019

Sounds delicious with borlotti beans too! Glad you enjoyed it :)

Dawn Cole

Monday 16th of September 2019

Can you use with sauté option?

Dawn. Cole

Monday 16th of September 2019

Without sorry


Friday 21st of September 2018

Hi Liana,

I just bought a saute soup maker and your book for my mum as she's elderly and doesn't really like cooking!! Thanks for the tip ref the soup-maker with saute function by the way, I'd already ordered one without, so thankfully hadn't used it and can return it.

Ref the recipe above it doesn't list the sweet potatoes in the ingredients, how many are you using please? It is 2 as per the picture?

Going to try out a recipe with her tomorrow and I have really high expectations as you have sooo many good reviews for the soup maker book :-) By the way when is your 'More soup maker recipes' book being published?

Many thanks Sharon

Liana Green

Saturday 29th of September 2018

Hi Sharon - sorry for the delay in replying, I haven't checked my comments recently!

Thanks for letting me know about the sweet potato omission - oops. I have updated the recipe now to read 2 sweet potatoes. How is your mum getting on with the soup maker?

I'm hoping to release my 2nd volume of soup maker recipes in November, subject to me making them all beforehand!

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