Corn, Tomato, and Green Chile Soup

corn tomato chile soupIngredients:

2 T avocado oil
2 cups onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, deseeded, deveined, and chopped
1 cup celery, chopped – include some of the delicious leaves
2 t ground ancho chile pepper
1 t ground guajillo chile pepper
1 t cumin
1/2 t ground black pepper
1/4 t ground chipotle chile pepper, or to taste
2 (14.5 oz) cans diced tomatoes
1 (4 oz) can green chiles, chopped, hot or mild
2 cups vegetable broth
1 (11 oz) can sweet corn, drained – or 1 1/2 cups frozen or fresh sweet corn
2 T cilantro, chopped, divided use

Garnish: chopped avocado, sliced jalapenos, cilantro Read More


Pinto Bean Soup

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Ingredients:

1 lb dried pinto beans
cold water
2 T olive oil
1 medium sweet onion, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
4 cups chicken stock, low sodium
2 t Mexican oregano
1 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 t ground black pepper
6 slices thick meaty bacon, chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
1 (14.5 oz) can tomatoes, diced
1 (4 oz) can mild or hot green chiles, chopped
1/4 t cayenne – or more to taste
1 T cilantro
Sea salt to taste

Garnishes: Mexican melting cheese or fresh crumbling cheese, diced avocado, chopped cilantro, and sliced green onions, pico de gallo, serranos, jalapenos Read More


Leftover Turkey and Tortellini Soup

Leftover Turkey Tortellini SoupIngredients:

6 cups chicken or turkey stock
1/2 red bell pepper, deseeded and chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
2 t ground garlic
1 t dried thyme
1 t dried basil
1/2 t dried Mediterranean oregano
1/4 t dried rosemary
1/4 t ground black pepper
2 cups leftover turkey, chopped or shredded
9 oz cheese tortellini
2 cups tightly packed fresh spinach, large leaves torn in half Read More


Meatball Soup

Meatball Soup WM

Meatball Ingredients:

1 1/3 pound ground beef
1/2 cup processed bread crumbs
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
1 egg
2 T fresh parsley chopped (or 1 t dried)
2 t dried garlic
1 t dried onion powder
1/2 t oregano
1/2 t cracked black pepper

Soup Ingredients:

2 T olive oil
1 small sweet onion, chopped
1 1/2 T fresh garlic, minced
4 cups beef stock.
1 (28 oz) can Cento Italian plum tomatoes, hand squished
1 cup water
1 T dried basil
1 t dry  oregano
1 t sugar
1/2 t cracked black pepper
1/2 t Tabasco sauce
12 oz cut green beans
1 meatball recipe from above
1/2 cup acini di pepe or other teensy tiny soup pasta Read More



Mushroom Tom Yum

MushroomTomYum WMSoup Ingredients:

1 lemongrass stalk, cleaned and crushed with a kitchen mallet, then tied into a knot
1 oz dried Oyster mushrooms, chopped
1 oz dried Shiitake mushrooms, chopped
3 kaffir lime leaves, dried or fresh, left whole
1 knob galangal, peeled, sliced, and smashed (or 1 t ginger plus 1/4 t ground black pepper)
6 cups water
1 tablespoons fish sauce Read More


Spicy Thai Coconut Chicken Soup (Tom Gar/Ka Gai)

Spicy Thai Coconut Chicken Soup 1 WMAnother delicious recipe from the Needed Killing Series of mysteries by author Bill Fitts.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients:

1/4 C fish sauce
1/4 C fresh lime juice
2 T garlic, minced
1/4 t cayenne pepper
1/2 t ground turmeric
3/4 lb boneless skinless chicken breast
3 T vegetable oil
2 (14 oz) cans coconut milk (do not use light coconut milk)
2 C water

Garnish:

2 T sliced green onion
1 T chopped fresh cilantro Read More