Soup Joumou – Haitian Beef and Pumpkin Soup

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Pumpkin based, packed with veggies, beef, and pasta, this soup holds a huge historical significance being a symbol of Haitian independence! It is traditionally eaten on January 1st and is usually called Haitian New Year’s Soup.
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Soup Joumou - Haitian Beef and Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin based, packed with veggies, beef, and pasta, this soup holds a huge historical significance being a symbol of Haitian independence! It is traditionally eaten on January 1st and is usually called Haitian New Year's Soup.
Course: Soups & Chowders
Cuisine: Haitian
Author: The Cook

Ingredients

  • 700 g butternut squash
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 medium leek , white and pale-green parts only, chopped
  • 1 medium swede, peeled, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 115 g carrots, peeled, chopped
  • 250 g potatoes, peeled, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • ½ habañero chilli, seeded, minced
  • 2 chicken stock cubes
  • 3 celery stalks, trimmed, chopped
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped cabbage
  • 4 - 5 radishes, peeled, chopped
  • ½ red capsicum (bell pepper), bell pepper , chopped
  • 2 teaspoons vinegar
  • ½ cup vermicelli
  • 450 g stewing steak, cubed and cooked
  • toasted bread, for serving (optional)
  • 1 lime, for serving (optional)

Instructions

  • Cut the butternut into large chunks and peel. Place into a large saucepan and cover with water and cook, covered with a lid, for about 25 minutes, or until tender.
  • Transfer the butternut pieces into a blender together with 4 cups of the cooking liquid. Puree and set aside.
  • Empty the saucepan and heat the oil. Add the chopped onions and leek and cook for about 5 minutes.
  • Add the butternut puree, swede, carrots, potatoes, chilli, stock cubes, celery, cabbage, radish, capsicum (bell pepper), vinegar, and vermicelli. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Cook for 10 minutes.
  • Add the cooked beef and continue cooking for 5 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.

Notes

Serve with toasted bread and lime wedges.

Nutrition

Serving: 0g | Calories: 0kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg
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