All posts filed under: Soup

Caldo De Res (Beef Stew)

My Mother’s version of Caldo De Res is the very best, here is my hard thought out re-creation of how she made it, with all respect Momma. ❤️ Miss you so…….. For me, this soup is the ultimate pot of goodness. Making this brings back sweet memories of having my Momma here on earth with us. I just love good food memories, don’t you?. 1 pound beef shank 2 1/4 pounds beef roast, cut in cubes 2 tablespoons cooking oil 8 cups water 2 cups beef broth 1/4 white onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, peeled left whole 2 tomatoes cut into 8ths 2 bay leaves 2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp ground cumin 1/8 tsp pepper 1 1/2 cup baby carrots 1-2 large zucchini, chopped large 3 celery stalks, chopped large 3-4 peeled potatoes cut in 4ths 1/2 head cabbage cut into 8ths 3 ears of corn cut in 3rds I used half of this roast Here’s the beef shank I used, very inexpensive to add a whole lot of flavor goodness. Yes indeed the beef shank …

Green Enchilada Chicken Soup

This soup is so good! I’ve had my eye on a particular recipe for Green Enchilada Chicken Soup for a while now and I had all the ingredients shopped for it already. My sister happened to make a version of it recently and her finished product looked so amazing, I just had to make it sooner than later. I had two eager taste-testers in the waiting… I have to say both my husband and grandson loved my version here, hooray! Maybe you’d like to give it a try. I used a Pinterest recipe to start, then added some of my own touches to make it my own. There are a number of ways to top/garnish this soup, we’ll talk about that later. Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 white onion 4 cups chicken broth 1 28oz can green enchilada sauce (mild) 1 small can roasted diced green chiles 1/4 tsp garlic powder 1/8 tsp dried comino (cumin) 1/4 tsp chile powder 1/4 tsp salt 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (or mix of your preference) 1 …

Mexican Posole w/Pork

3 – 31/2 pounds pork butt, marbled with fat, chopped into small cubes 3 tablespoons cooking oil 6 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp salt 2 tsp crushed oregano 1/2 tsp cumin powder 1/4 tsp pepper 1 tsp garlic powder 3 bay leaves 10 cups beef broth 1 can (28oz) enchilada sauce, Las Palmas 1 1/2 cans (28oz) red chile sauce, Las Palmas 2 tablespoons chile powder 1 large can white hominy 2 cups hominy liquid

Green Chile Chicken Posole for the Win!

A soup made of green chile, broth, hominy, chicken and some delish mexican spices. I finally tried my hand at this soup. I’m glad I did, it came out very tasty! I hope you’ll give my version a try. I grew up enjoying the red chile posole my mother made, hers was so good. Over the years I’d heard of others eating the green chile version and I actually tried it myself once long ago, but found it to be a bit bland. After researching recipes on the web I came came up with this delicious version, enjoy! Onions translucent, salt added, garlic in and the chicken. All ingredients added now, bring to a boil, cover and simmer. After 30 minutes add in the can of chopped green chiles. Meanwhile, gather and chop your condiments and remember to always keep your condiment game strong! These tasty ingredients help take the posole to an over the top yummy status. Here’s my husband starting to top his bowl of goodness. I like adding extra spice to mine, …

Crockpot White Chicken Chile

I know this recipe has to be excellente as written, but today I tweaked a few things. I used ingredients I had on hand. In the process I think my version is a tad lighter in calories. Maybe just a tad tho. 😉 Lol Oh well. Here’s the recipe as seen on Pinterest… https://pin.it/vmkjqt5cw7qcnn My way is really good too. Okay, so I only changed… used one can black beans instead of 2 cans white beans. Instead of the cream cheese and half and half I used 1/4 cup heavy cream and 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt. I adjusted the seasonings at the end, added a little garlic powder, a pinch extra dried oregano and a tad more salt. I cooked my soup a total of 3 1/2 hours. Condiments, a must… use store bought salad topping chips, chopped avocado, fresh chopped cilantro and chopped green onions.

Split Pea (Soup) For Me!

I was looking for a way to use up some leftover ham and a ham bone, split pea soup with chopped ham it is! I came across this great recipe on Pinterest. Naturally I added my own this and thats… but Uncle Bill 😉 you sure already have a winning recipe here! https://pin.it/y4zhccxxznosle Here is how I changed things up, I used 4 cups beef broth (no bouillon cubes) and 4 cups water I added only 1 chopped onion I used 1/2 tsp dried thyme At end of cooking time I added in 1 cup of cooked chopped ham After following the original recipe for pre cooking peas, and all ingredients were added I simmered the soup for only 35 minutes. I left the soup chunky but it can certainly be smoothed out a bit. I just liked the look of the chopped vegis and ham in the soup. This soup has great flavor! I topped my bowl of soup with croutons. My husband stayed the purist. Second day soup is so very yummy, I …

Roast Broccoli and Cheddar Soup 

Ingredients…. 1 head brocoli 1 Tablespoon olive oil 1/2 tsp garlic powder Salt and pepper 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 4 cups chicken broth 1 tsp onion powder 1/4 tsp garlic powder 1/4 tsp thyme 1/4 cup butter Pinch of nutmeg 1 tsp cornstarch 1/2 cup heavy cream 2 cups medium Cheddar cheese, grated (more for garnish at service) Process… Preheat the oven to 350 Combine the 1st 5 ingredients and toss well Place this mixture on a cookie sheet Roast broccoli mixture for 30 minutes Place broccoli in a stock pot Add in chicken broth, seasonings and cornstarch Mix till no lumps appear from cornstarch Add in the butter Bring the soup to a simmer and cook covered for 20 minutes Remove the brocoli from the pot and place it in a blender Pulse the broccoli until you reach the  desired consistency, I like mine a little chunky. Return the broccoli to the stock pot Slowly add in the cream Add in the cheese Cook on low another 10 minutes or so, to heat …