Calypso Beef Soup
Total Recipe Time: 45 to 50 minutes
Makes 6 servings
Ingredients1-1/2 pounds Ground Beef (93% or leaner)1 cup diced peeled sweet potato1/2 cup chopped onion1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper1 teaspoon curry powder2 tablespoons all-purpose flour2 cups water or ready-to-serve beef broth1 can (15-1/2 ounces) black-eyed peas, rinsed, drained1 can (13-1/2 ounces) light unsweetened coconut milk2 cups packed fresh baby spinach leaves3 tablespoons chopped fresh thymeSalt and ground black pepper
- Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add Ground Beef; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. Remove from skillet with slotted spoon. Pour off drippings in pan; add sweet potato, onion, bell pepper and curry powder. Cook 4 to 5 minutes or until onion and pepper are crisp-tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in flour; cook and stir 1 minute.
- Return beef to skillet. Stir in water, black-eyed peas and coconut milk; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 5 to 8 minutes or until sweet potato is tender. Stir in spinach and thyme. Cook 1 minute or until spinach wilts. Season with salt and black pepper, as desired.
Cook'sTipRegular fresh spinach, stems removed and coarsely chopped, may be substituted for baby spinach leaves.Cook's Tip: Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed Ground Beef. Ground Beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of Ground Beef doneness.
Nutrition information per serving: 319 calories; 12 g fat (6 g saturated fat; 3 g monounsaturated fat); 84 mg cholesterol; 339 mg sodium; 23 g carbohydrate; 4.8 g fiber; 30 g protein; 6.9 mg niacin; 0.5 mg vitamin B6; 2.8 mcg vitamin B12; 4.7 mg iron; 23.8 mcg selenium; 7.1 mg zinc; 98.7 mg choline.This recipe is an excellent source of fiber, protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc; and a good source of choline.
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