Black Bean Sweet Potato Dip

I like black beans. I like sweet potatoes. I made up a recipe that mixes the two together. Yum.

You need:

1 lb. dried black beans
6 cups broth (chicken or vegetable)
1 red onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 large sweet potato

Rinse the beans.

Mix the chicken broth, onion, salt, cumin, black pepper. Pour in crockpot.

Add beans, cook on low for 8 or high for 6, until soft (You can also cook the beans on the stovetop, but I am lazy and like the crockpot to do the work for me).

If you have a favorite wooden spoon, don't use it to stir this. It will stain it...badly.

When the beans are about an hour from being done. Scrub sweet potato and stab holes all over it with a fork. Place potato on a cookie sheet with an edge or in a shallow pan.  Cook for about an hour at 400 degrees. It should be very soft when it is ready. Peel and set aside.

When beans are soft, drain and let cool.

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Add half the beans and the sweet potato to the food processor.  Add more vegetable broth or water until it is the consistency you want.

How did people live before food processors and crock pots?

Mix remaining beans with the beans/sweet potatoes. Reheat on the stove top or in the microwave.

I promise it tastes better than it looks.

Serve with chips.

This recipe could easily be turned into a soup. Just add more liquid at the food processor stage. I was just thinking, it would probably really good to add hot sauce too also. I have a feeling I will use this basic recipe to make a lot more recipes.

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