Calypso Beef Soup

Calypso Beef Soup

Courtesy of The Beef Checkoff 6 Servings • 20 Min. Prep Time • 25 Min. Cook Time
1-1/2 lb.95% lean ground beef
1 c. diced peeled sweet potato
1/2 c. chopped onion
1/2 c. chopped red bell pepper
1 tsp. curry powder
2 Tbsp. flour
2 c. water or ready-to-serve beef broth
1 can (15-1/2 oz.) black-eyed peas, drained
1 can (13-1/2 oz.) light unsweetened coconut milk
2 c. packed fresh baby spinach leaves
3 Tbsp. chopped fresh thyme
salt and ground black pepper


1. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add ground beef; cook 8-10 min., breaking into 3/4-in. 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 4-5 min. or until onion and pepper are crisp-tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in flour; cook and stir 1 min.

2. Stir in water, black-eyed peas and coconut milk; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 5-8 min. or until sweet potato is tender. Stir in spinach and thyme. Cook 1 min. or until spinach wilts. Season with salt and black pepper, as desired.

* This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc; and a good source of fiber.

* Recipe Courtesy of The Beef Checkoff


Calories: 308; Total Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 6g; Cholesterol: 76mg; Total Carbs: 22g; Fiber: 4g; Protein: 30g; Sodium: 327mg;