Slow Cooker Soup Joumou ( Haitian Spicy Pumpkin Beef Stew)



To all of my Haitian peeps, I would like to say "Yes! This is possible!" lol.  This soup is a cuisine from my Haitian roots that is traditionally eaten on Sundays and used to celebrate the New Year.  It's a very hearty soup with alot of root vegetables and greens.  A very delicious soup to enjoy during those cold days.

Soup Joumou

Ingredients

  • 1/2 large pumpkin, boil and pureed
  • 1/2 pound cow feet, soaked in lemon juice for 10 minutes
  • 1 pound beef chuck (beef for stew)
  • 1 ea celery stalk, sliced 1/2 inch thick
  • 1 large potato, peeled and large dice
  • 1 ea carrot, sliced 1/2 inch think
  • 1/2 small cabbaged quartered
  • 1 ea small malanga, peeled and large diced
  • 1 ea leak, sliced
  • 1/2 sprig cilantro
  • 4 ea cloves (option: don't slice the celery and poke the cloves into the celery)
  • 1 tbsp Underground Spice Market's Jerk Seasoning Blend 
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 of the 1 pound box of rigatoni pasta

Instructions

  1. Combine the puree, cow feet, beef chuck, celery, potatoes, carrots, cabbage, malanga, leak, cilantro, cloves, salt and spice in the slow cooker. 
  2. Cover all the ingredients in the slow cooker with water (or beef broth if desired).
  3. Place on high and set timer for 4 hours. 
  4. Before the last hour is up, add the rigatoni pasta and allow to finish simmering for the next hour.

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