Sweet Potato Chowder with Brisket
This Sweet Potato Chowder is everything you need on a cold autumn evening! Chunky and creamy, the sweetness of the sweet potatoes and corn pair with the smoked, salty brisket is a match made in heaven. Trust me, this soup is the epitome of hearty!
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 2 large leeks, halved and thinly sliced (light green and white part only)
- 2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
- 1 ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
- 5 cups low-sodium beef broth
- Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
- 3 cups frozen corn
- ⅔ cup heavy cream
- 1 pound smoked beef Brisket, shredded
- Chives, for garnishing
Heat the oil and butter in a large Dutch Oven, over medium heat, until the butter has melted. Add leeks and cook until softened and beginning to caramelize, about 5 minutes.
Stir in the diced sweet potatoes and sauté for a minute or two. Then, add the smoked paprika and sauté for a few seconds to release its aromas.
Pour in the beef broth and add a small pinch of salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat to a simmer and cook until the sweet potatoes are tender, about 15 - 20 minutes.
Add the frozen corn and cook until thawed, about 5 minutes.
Transfer about half of the soup into a blender and blend until smooth. Return to the pot. If desired, you can mash the remaining potato mixture in the pot for a chunky consistency.
Pour in the heavy cream and cook until the chowder thickens to the desired consistency, 5 to 10 minutes. Then, add most of the shredded brisket - reserving some to use as a garnish - and cook until heated through, about 3-4 minutes.
Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
Ladle the soup into bowls and garnish with the reserved brisket and with some chopped chives.
Calories: 480kcal, Carbohydrates: 55g, Protein: 25g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 7g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 88mg, Sodium: 530mg, Potassium: 1487mg, Fiber: 8g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 22642IU, Vitamin C: 13mg, Calcium: 89mg, Iron: 4mg