Friday, 8 February 2013

Will's Yummy Yam Soup

I have been experimenting with soups lately. While this recipe uses yams, I have tried similar creations using rutabagas instead. The yam soup is a little sweeter than the rutabaga soup, but both turned out good.


1 - large yam (sweet potato)
1 - pound extra lean ground beef
1/2 - medium sized onion
1/2 - teaspoon prepared fresh garlic
1/2 - pound bacon
1 - can cream of mushroom soup
3 - (soup cans) 1% milk
1- tablespoon cayenne pepper
Grated old cheddar cheese (for garnish)
Sour cream (for garnish)


  • Peel yam and cut up into smaller size. Put into pot of water and let boil until soft.
  • Dice onion and saute with fresh garlic. Add ground beef and cook until browned. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Cross-cut bacon into smaller pieces and cook to crispy and well done. Bacon will soften up later in the soup. Drain on paper towel and set aside.
  • Once yam is cooked, drain and put yam into blender. Add can of cream of mushroom soup and 1/3 of the milk. Puree.
  • Remove puree mixture from blender, put back into large pot, add remaining 2/3 of milk, stir, and bring to a soft boil. 
  • Stir in cayenne pepper. I enjoy my spices, but if you're not a spice fan, you may want to reduce the amount of cayenne.
  • Once at a soft boil, stir in hamburger mixture and bacon for a few moments until meat is warmed through by the soup.
  • Ladle into bowls, garnish with grated old cheddar and a dollop of sour cream.
  • Enjoy

If you chose to try this recipe, I would be interested in hearing your thoughts on it.

Happy eating.

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