Soup Joumou- Haitian New Years Soup

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Soup Joumou, pronounced “Joo-moo”, is a healthy, hearty Haitian soup that came to represent freedom and independence at the end of their revolution in 1804. Find the full recipe at the link in our bio and let us know if you’d try this veggie-packed New Years soup!

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What You Need

  • Pero Family Farms Butternut squash, chunks
  • 1lb beef shank, cut into small pieces
  • 2 cups potato, peeled, diced
  • 1 ½ cups Pero Family Farms French beans, chopped
  • 1 ½ cups Pero Family Farms Vegetable Slaw
  • 1 ½ cups Pero Family Farms, Mini Sweet Peppers, cut into rings
  • 1 cup macaroni
  • 1 cup green onion, sliced into rounds
  • ½ cup celery, diced
  • ½ cup cilantro, rough chop
  • ½ cup red onion, diced
  • 2 tbsp. garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 scotch bonnet pepper
  • 1 Sazon packet
  • 4 Maggie cubes
  • Salt and pepper to taste

What You Need

Butternut Squash
French Beans

Lets Get Started

  1. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil
  2. Add the butternut squash and cook until completely tender
  3. Drain the squash and puree until smooth
  4. In a large soup pot add the olive oil and heat to medium-high temperature
  5. Next add the beef pieces and cook for 1 minute
  6. Add the lime juice
  7. Next add the red onion, green onion, celery, Mini Sweet Peppers and stir occasionally for 2 minutes
  8. Add the vegetable slaw, French beans, garlic, and potato
  9. Add the sazon packet and 4 Maggie cubes
  10. Add 4 cups water, stir and cover
  11. Lower the heat to medium, continue cooking for 30 minutes stirring occasionally
  12. Next add the pureed squash and mix well
  13. Add the macaroni and lower the heat to low cook for 30 minutes stirring occasionally
  14. Add the fresh cilantro and ½ scotch bonnet pepper and stir
  15. Serve immediately
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